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South Lake Tahoe man, 28, cited for skiing out of bounds

Staff report

STATELINE, Nev. — A skier at Heavenly Mountain Resort who was reported missing on Saturday has been cited for illegally out of bounds, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Rescuers received a report at 4:33 p.m. that South Lake Tahoe resident Nicholas Bridges, 28, had been out of contact for two hours.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue responded to a report that Bridges had ducked under the out-of-bound ropes at the South Shore ski resort that straddles the Nevada-California state line.

Searchers began a coordinated search of the area. At about 8:10 p.m., Bridges contacted dispatch and provided information as to where he could be located, said DCSO Sgt. Pat Brooks.

At approximately 8:52 p.m., searchers met with Bridges, who reported no injuries. Bridges was issued a citation for skiing out of bounds.

Douglas County code prohibits skiers who've used a ski lift or surface lift of a ski area, from skiing under a manmade barrier that is designed to prohibit a skier from entering a closed portion of the ski area or from leaving any part of the ski area.

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Any skier that violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor. The bail for this violation is $640.