Cole Comstock Killed in Alpine Meadows Avalanche [Alpine Meadows, CA]
34-Year-Old Cole Comstock Identified as Skier Killed in Avalanche at Lake Tahoe Ski Resort
ALPINE MEADOWS, CA (January 17, 2020) – Authorities identified 34-year-old Cole Comstock as the skier killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort, Friday morning.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred between Scott Chute and the Promised Land zone at Alpine Meadows, at about 10:15 AM. Comstock and a second man were skiing inbounds in an advanced area of the resort when the avalanche happened.
Ski patrol, Placer County Search and Rescue, volunteers, avalanche dogs, and avalanche probes helped search for the missing skiers. About 45 minutes later, crews found Cole Comstock and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Rescuers found the other skier within two hours of the avalanche. The unidentified victim suffered lower-body injuries and was transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital by ambulance for surgery.
The cause of the avalanche is unknown at this time pending additional investigation, according to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows‘ operations team. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Cole Comstock.
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