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Search crews say they have found skier's body

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a skier caught in a Nevada avalanche (all times local):

5 p.m.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says that emergency workers found what they believe to be the body of a missing skier northeast of Lake Tahoe, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Bob Harmon tells the newspaper that the man's body was found in about 10 feet of snow on Sunday afternoon near Mount Rose Ski Tahoe resort.

Harmon says the search crews were able to find the body because of the jacket he was wearing. The Bee reports that the Recco reflective gear the man wore contains detectors that rescue teams can use to pinpoint a body.

Harmon says the skier's identity will be revealed by the county Medical Examiner's Office.

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7:55 a.m.

Authorities have resumed the search for a skier reportedly caught in an avalanche near Lake Tahoe in western Nevada.

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe spokesman Mike Pierce says one skier saw another get caught in an avalanche Saturday morning in a closed area of the resort.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says search crews were recalled Saturday afternoon due to a continued avalanche threat and the search resumed Sunday morning.

Authorities haven't released the name of the missing skier, who is about 60 years old.

They say the man reportedly was swept in an avalanche on Jackpot Chute, which was a closed ski area of the mountain.

Another man reportedly was with the skier when the avalanche occurred and called authorities for help.


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