A snowboarder who was reported as missing by family members was found dead at Northstar California Resort earlier this week, according to the Placer County Sheriffs Office.
A missing persons report was filed Wednesday for Danieson Crowder, 41, of Vallejo after he went on a solo snowboarding trip two days earlier and did not return.
Snowboarder found dead at Northstar
Search-and-rescue teams looked into where the missing snowboarder could be, the Placer County Sheriffs Office told SFGATE, and deduced that Crowder might still be on the mountain.
Crowders car was still in the parking lot covered with snow, and teams searched the mountain. His body was found by a ski patrol, said Placer County Sgt. Dave Hunt.
The sheriffs office identified Crowder in a tweet Saturday afternoon, saying he was found in a tree well.
PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO)– The Placer County Sheriffs Office said Saturday a snowboarder from Vallejo, Calif., was found dead Wednesday at Northstar California Resort.
Danieson Crowder, 40, went snowboarding by himself on Monday and was reported missing on Wednesday, the sheriffs office said.
Northstar ski patrol found him in a tree well, the sheriffs office said. Northstar described it as off-piste, or outside the maintained ski area.
Northstar California, Northstar Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guests family and friends, Nadia Guerriero, Northstar California vice president and general manager, said in a statement.