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Snowboarder killed in Donner Pass avalanche

December 25, 2012 | 10:41 am
Snowboarder Killed in Donner Ski Ranch Avalanche

A snowboarder was killed Monday morning after getting caught up in an avalanche at Donner Ski Ranch, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department said.

A friend of the snowboarder reported him missing around noon. Search and rescue teams from Nevada and Placer Counties, along with crews from Donner Ski Ranch, were eventually able to find a body at about 1:30 p.m.

The body of a man was found buried under 2 to 3 feet of snow.

Only one person was reported in the avalanche, which happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The name of the man has not been released.

Photo: Scene around the avalanche area. Credit: Fox 40