Skier lost on Christmas found dead near Northern California resort

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TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The body of a skier who vanished in a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort on Christmas has been found two weeks later.

Authorities say search-and-rescue volunteers found the body of Rory Angelotta a “considerable distance” from the ski resort from where he told friends he was going skiing before meeting them for dinner.

Authorities say it’s possible he was trying to find a residential neighborhood about 3 miles from the resort when he succumbed to the elements.

More than 200 people searched for him over six days before suspending the effort. During that period, a freak storm caused whiteout conditions, subfreezing temperatures and dumped over 7 feet of snow.

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