Avalanche Hits California Ski Resort Near Lake Tahoe; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

By Sean Breslin

One person died and another was seriously injured Friday morning when an avalanche struck the Alpine Meadows ski area in Northern California, west of Lake Tahoe.

A tweet from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the slide late Friday morning, and later said they don’t believe there are additional victims. Search and rescue teams were dispatched immediately after the avalanche occurred just after 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office added.

At about noon local time, the sheriff’s office confirmed the casualties in a separate tweet, adding that the incident occurred near the “Subway” ski run. The ski resort remained open after the avalanche, but areas around the affected ski run were closed, the sheriff’s office also said.

Officials confirmed to the Associated Press that the victim was identified as Cole Comstock, 34, of Blairsden, California.

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