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Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured

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In a video of the rescue effort, people can be seen digging with their hands and with shovels in an effort to help the man.

Wenyu Zhang, 42, of Rocklin was located by Squaw Valley Ski Patrol members after he was reported missing late last night by friends. A full investigation will follow. One person suffered a "serious lower body injury" and was hospitalized, while another was treated for injuries at a medical facility near the resort and later released, Squaw Valley staff said. The three other guests who were caught in the avalanche left the scene unharmed.

Around 11:50 a.m. rescuers found that three people had been partially buried, but were able to free themselves. One had a broken leg, he said.

Skiers banded together to rescue anyone trapped in the snow. All people were accounted for and search operations have concluded, according to Squaw Valley.

His body was discovered at 10:10 a.m.in the Squaw Creek area of the resort, said Liesl Hepburn, a spokeswoman for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

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Avalanches have proven to be fatal in the other parts of the US this year. He told Storyful that Squaw Valley is a client safety-first resort. "We hold them closely in our thoughts and prayers". "The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team extends its huge appreciation for the professionalism of all of the staff and responding agencies involved in this incident". There were no life-threatening injuries reported.

A powerful winter storm that was predicted to drop up to five feet in the Sierras has impacted the region in a big way.

"Fire got everyone out", the official said.

A search area had been narrowed through a tracking program used by the resort and the Placer County sheriff Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team began searching for Zhang. His cause of death has not been determined.

The sheriff says Zhang was wearing a helmet when he was found at the resort south of Truckee, California.

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