Skier who disappeared over Christmas found dead 3 miles from California resort

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The body of a skier who disappeared at a Lake Tahoe area ski resort over Christmas was found on Saturday, miles from where authorities and volunteers were looking for him. Search and rescue volunteers discovered the body of Rory Angelotta, 43, near a residential area and about 3 miles from the ski resort boundary, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday in a communicated.

This morning at 10:42 a.m., volunteers from Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team Inc and Nevada County Sheriff’s Search &…

Posted by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, January 8, 2022

Authorities say Angelotta told friends he was going skiing before meeting them for dinner.

For six days, more than 200 people searched for Angelotta using skis, snowmobiles and a helicopter before suspending the effort. During this period, an abnormal storm brought whiteout conditions, sub-freezing temperatures and dumped over 7 feet of snow.

The sheriff’s office said that since Angelotta traveled a “considerable distance” from the compound, the area where her body was found near a residential area in the city of Truckee was not included in the original search area. .

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Rory Angelotta

Placer County Sheriff’s Office


Volunteers from Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team Inc and Nevada County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue discovered the body helped by a rescue dog around 10:42 a.m. Saturday. The remains were found about half a mile from a residential area near Schaffer Mill Creek, CBS San Francisco reported.

“Angelotta had traveled a considerable distance from the ski resort boundaries to the back of the resort, where researchers believe Angelotta got lost during whiteout conditions on the 25th,” the sheriff’s office said. . “It’s possible Angelotta was trying to find the neighborhood near Truckee when he succumbed to the elements. There were no indications of suspicious or unusual activity.”

Authorities said there were no indications of suspicious or unusual activity.

Angelotta’s family released a statement through the sheriff’s office thanking the researchers.

“The Angelotta family is deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and support during this extremely difficult time and would like to personally thank everyone who has accompanied them in the search and assisted them over these past two weeks,” said family.

The sheriff’s office offered its condolences to the family and said it hoped ‘this will allow them to bring this tragic event to an end.’

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