Skier Critically Injured in Tahoe Avalanche

Ski partner flees for help
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2012 1:10 AM CST
Lake Tahoe.   (AP Photo/Scott Sady)

(Newser) – Rescuers found a critically injured skier trapped in an avalanche yesterday near a Lake Tahoe ski resort. The unidentified man was one of a group of three skiing in northern California back country near the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort when the avalanche hit. One of the skiers was able to flee for help. The injured skier was trapped in rugged terrain that was difficult for rescuers to reach, reports the Sacramento Bee. The man has been taken to a local hospital. (It's the latest in a rash of avalanches.)

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