L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Three people dead in separate ski accidents at California resorts

 Three people have died in ski accidents in California after a recent storm dumped snow throughout the state.

On Monday, a 20-year-old Sugar Bowl ski resort employee was killed when he fell into a tree well while snowboarding with friends on a double-black diamond, or expert, run, authorities said.

Placer County sheriff's deputies said the accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Strawberry Fields in the Lake Tahoe area.

The young man's friends found him trapped in a deep hole that snow had formed around a tree.

On Sunday, two people died in separate ski accidents.

A 30-year-old man was snowboarding in a wide-open area at China Peak Mountain Resort in Lakeshore in Fresno County when he fell face-first into new snow and couldn't dig himself out, owner Tim Cohee said Monday.

Several minutes passed before anybody saw the snowboarder, and although CPR eventually was administered,  he could not be revived, Cohee said.

Near Lake Tahoe, a 54-year-old skier also died Sunday after falling into a deep hole created by an underflow of water, according to the El Dorado County sheriff's office.

The man was skiing in an expert area at Sierra at Tahoe Resort when the accident occurred.

ALSO:

First day of spring brings warm weather -- for now

Man accused of striking dog like golf ball pleads not guilty

Cal State plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses

-- Dan Weikel and Anna Gorman

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: