SAR volunteers spend night with skier near Lake Tahoe

[South Tahoe Now]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Douglas County, El Dorado County and Washoe County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, paramedics and Blackhawk rescue helicopters all assisted in the location and retrieval of two skiers who went missing at Heavenly Mountain Resort Thursday evening.

Douglas County 911 operators received a call on February 22 at 5:00 p.m. from two male adults who said they were lost at the resort. They said they had some water, but were wet and cold, their cell phone batteries were diminished, and one of the skiers suffered from a medical condition.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) SAR team was activated and launched a search and rescue mission. At about 8:00 p.m. they located both men in Mott Canyon, on the east side of the Carson Range. They were identified as Timothy Dane age 24, from Branford, Connecticut and Eshai Delacruz, age 25, from San Francisco ...