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TNSAR Search 12/19/2014

Lost Snowboarder Alpine Meadows

Submitted by Chris McConnell

TNSAR was called at about 2:30pm in response to a missing snowboarder off the backside of Alpine Meadows near the top of Summit chair. The subject was last seen near the top of Summit chair by the RP's (two snowboarder friends). 4 TNSAR skiers took the Summit chair to the top and began dropping Wolverine in search of tracks. At approximately 5pm three additional TNSAR skiers were transported to the Summit via groomer and joined the hunt.

At approximately 5:30pm the skier was found wet, cold, hungry and tired near Big Springs and Five Lakes Creek. After a change of clothes and sufficient serving of energy and candy bars the team began the long hike out exiting Troy Caldwell's property at nearly 1am.

An awesome effort by all.

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Dep. Stephen Cooley
Kelli Twomey
Steve Twomey
Joanna Wright
Steve Kehler

Doug Read
Bob Wright
Russ Viehmann
Kyle Railton
Scott Meyer
Todd Haferkamp
Troy Corliss


ICP: Chris McConnell

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