Missing Snowboarder Found Dead At Squaw Valley

A snowboarder who was reported missing Thursday night has been found dead.

42-year-old Rocklin resident Wenyu Zhang was reported missing around 9 p.m. last night at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Squaw Valley officials say Zhang last scanned a pass at the base of the Squaw Creek chair. 

A Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue crew searched overnight, but had to stop due to an avalanche risk in the area. 

Early this afternoon, the Placer Sheriff announced that Zhang had been found dead. Authorities say they were able to narrow the search area using a tracker program at the resort. 

Ski operations at Squaw Valley are on hold due to the search. Guests are instead being directed to ski at Alpine Meadows for the time being.

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