BREAKING NEWS:Two North Shore boys missing |

BREAKING NEWS:Two North Shore boys missing

SQUAW VALLEY USA – Two North Shore 17-year-old boys are still missing after skiing off the backside of Squaw Valley USA Wednesday afternoon.

A search and rescue was formed Wednesday evening after the two boys failed to rendezvous with friends at one boy’s Alpine Meadows home at 4 p.m. The search continued through the night.

Members of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol, Placer County Sheriff’s Department and many others joined the search effort, including, reportedly, Troy Caldwell.

Caldwell owns the stretch of land between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Apparently, the boys would have had to cross Caldwell’s property, a high avalanche area, to get from Squaw to Alpine Meadows Road.

Thursday morning visibility was poor and and winds were reported to be above 60 mph. As of 10 a.m. Thursday morning most of Squaw’s lifts were on wind hold, including the new Funitel that can operate in 75 mph winds.

A major slide was reported, but rescuers used avalanche dogs and said there was no sign of the boys.

The search will continue and will post any updates.

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