Tahoe City skier dies in avalanche at Squaw Valley
December 26, 2008
SQUAW VALLEY ” A 21-year-old man was discovered dead at Squaw Valley USA on Christmas Day.
Shortly after 11 a.m. Randall C. Davis of Tahoe City was reported missing in the Red Dog area ” a heavily wooded area that’s very steep and considered expert terrain, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Ski patrol responded and found a fresh avalanche path in the immediate vicinity. A single ski was located that matched Davis’ equipment.
A search with trained dogs and electronic tracking devices located Davis several feet under the snow. He was dead when discovered.
A further search revealed no additional victims.
Davis’ remains were taken to the Placer County morgue, where an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.
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His friends and family described him as an expert skier who frequented the ski resort since he was a child, according to the sheriff’s office.