Snowboarder rescued near Sugar Bowl |

Snowboarder rescued near Sugar Bowl

A rescue team found a Bay Area man early Wednesday morning after he snowboarded out of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort boundaries on Tuesday.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department initiated a search-and-rescue mission at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday after friends reported Bradford Lim, 29, missing. A team of 11 Tahoe Nordic rescuers and Placer County Sheriff’s Department personnel located Lim at 12:26 a.m. on Wednesday.

Lim had traveled approximately 1.5 miles outside of the resort’s boundary line, ending up on the Coldstream Canyon side of Roller Pass, said Brian York of the rescue team.

According to officials, the rescuers confronted below-freezing temperatures and zero-visibility to find Lim, who “knowingly snowboarded out of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort’s boundary by going underneath a rope line.”

Lim was found in good condition, but the case will be referred to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges of skiing in a closed area, department officials said in a news release.

“This type of behavior puts not only the skier or snowboarder at risk, but also exposes the emergency responders to very dangerous conditions,” Placer County Lt. Rich Tornberg said.

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