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Update: Missing snowboarder found dead in Squaw Creek area at Squaw Valley

A missing snowboarder’s body was located and recovered in the Squaw Creek area at Squaw Valley ski resort on Friday morning, March 2, officials said.

The snowboarder was identified as Rocklin native Wenyu Zhang, 42, who was a guest at the resort. His body was recovered about 10:10 a.m. through search and rescue efforts by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows personnel.

All skiing and riding operations were put on hold during the search efforts. Search and rescue efforts have since concluded. An investigation into the incident will follow.

“On behalf of everyone at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the guest’s family and friends. We hold them closely in our thoughts and prayers,” said Liesl Hepburn, public relations director at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Additional inquiries should be referred to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-581-6300.

EARLIER VERSION:

Squaw Valley Ski Patrol found a snowboarder’s body on Friday morning, March 2, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

The snowboarder was identified as Rocklin native Wenyu Zhang, 42. He had been missing since Thursday afternoon, March 1, at Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

He was was found through a tracker program used by the resort.


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