Man rescued from avalanche as SoCal endures storms |

Man rescued from avalanche as SoCal endures storms

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. ” A man struck by an avalanche was rescued today and teams were trying to determine if a second person was trapped, authorities said.

A man, who may have been a skier, was pulled from the snow in Wrightwood, a town in the San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy C. Osterthaler said.

The man was in an out-of-bounds area near the Mountain High ski resort when he was caught in one of two avalanches, the deputy said.

Paramedics pumped the man’s chest as he was put on a stretcher and put into an ambulance along a snowy road, KCAL-TV reported from the scene.

Osterthaler had no immediate word on his condition.

Osterthaler said a search-and-rescue team was sent out to find two other people reported missing in the area but one “came walking in” later and was safe.

The avalanches occurred after an overnight storm that dumped new snow.

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