Tahoe skier killed in avalanche identified
The 29-year-old and two others got stuck in tough terrain about 3 p.m. Thursday near Alpine Meadows in the Tahoe National Forest.
One skier set out to notify authorities while the other stayed with Brackett, said Sgt. Ed Clark with the Placer County sheriff’s office.
Rescuers pulled Brackett out of the avalanche area on a sled after struggling to reach him. He was taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital, where he later died.
An autopsy will be done to determine Brackett’s cause of death, said Sgt. Paul Schmidt with the Nevada County coroner’s office.
-- Esmeralda Bermudez
Photo: Rescuers near avalanche that killed Tahoe skier. Credit: Fox40 Sacramento.