Backcountry skier rescued near Mount Rose summit |

Backcountry skier rescued near Mount Rose summit

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — Northern Nevada authorities say an injured backcountry skier was rescued near the Mount Rose summit.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sent its RAVEN helicopter and search and rescue team to assist the North Lake Tahoe Fire Department on Sunday evening in reaching a woman with a leg injury.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Harmon says the woman had been skiing with two other people at Tamarack Peak and was stranded at an altitude above 9,200 feet.

The skier was airlifted to an ambulance and then transported to a Lake Tahoe-area hospital.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User