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Man on snowmobile dies in Sierra Nevada avalanche

A man on a snowmobile died after being buried under an avalanche he accidentally set off in the Sierra Nevada mountains, according to a group that tracks snowslides.

The 150-feet-wide avalanche was set off around 3:30 Friday afternoon near Lost Lakes in the Carson Pass Area, according to a Sierra Avalanche Center report. The slide carried the man down the slope and into the trees, the report said.

A ski patrol was called in the next day to mitigate the remaining avalanche danger with explosives, and triggered a second avalanche. A search and rescue crew recovered the man’s body Saturday.

The victim’s identity was not immediately released.

A day earlier, a skier died of traumatic injuries suffered during an avalanche in the Lake Tahoe area, according to the center.

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Photo: Mammoth Mountain in 2006. Credit: Jeff Wright / Associated Press

 
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