UPDATE: Search winding down at Alpine Meadows | SierraSun.com

UPDATE: Search winding down at Alpine Meadows

Snowboard tracks were reported Thursday afternoon going off trail at Alpine Meadows.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 1:53 p.m. Thursday of a snowboard track running off the Granite Chief Trail at Alpine Meadows, according to Rolando Garcia, a Public Safety Dispatcher at the Burton Creek Substation in Tahoe City.

Ski patrol followed tracks for 1.5 miles to a treed area where they lost the tracks, said Sage Bourassa, a detective with Placer County Sheriff’s.

Five Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Skiers and a Helicopter from Auburn were then deployed, Bourassa said, and followed the track to the ski resort’s parking lot.

At this time the sheriff’s office doesn’t believe anyone to be missing, she said.

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