Snowboarder killed in California avalanche

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Norden, CA, United States (4E) – A snowboarder died after being trapped in an avalanche that occurred in Norden, California Monday.

According to the sheriff’s office in Nevada County, the man’s body was found by a search dog buried in two to three feet of snow at the Donner Ski Ranch hours after the avalanche.

A news release stated several people were skiing or snowboarding in the area Monday morning before a moderate avalanche materialized.

Police said the victim’s identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified.

Donner Ski Ranch has 52 trails on Donner Summit, which is located in the Sierra Nevada range in northern California near Nevada.

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