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Search continues for missing snowboarder at Tahoe area ski resort

Placer County officials were searching Wednesday for a 25-year-old snowboarder reported missing the previous afternoon at Alpine Meadows ski resort.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said the boyfriend of Shawnte Marie Willis of Tahoma, Calif., reported her missing around 4 p.m.

A ski resort spokeswoman told the Sacramento Bee she was last seen by friends snowboarding through ski boundary signs near the top of an advanced slope earlier in the afternoon when she apparently became separated from them.

Erwin said searchers remained on the mountain Wednesday but were hampered by blizzard conditions.


Rose Parade forecast: chilly with a chance of rain

Damaging winds' expected across Southern California

Officials shut down stretch of Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu

--Jean Merl

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This is my second cousin missing...I sure hope they find her. I am so worried!

To Tina: I've just read the follow-up regarding the recovery of your cousin, and came here to read the original article. Please accept my deepest condolences for you and your extended family for the loss of your cousin, Shawnte. God bless you all, and may He wrap you all in His love as you grieve this tragic loss.


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