The dead body of the 43-year-old “avid and experienced” skier who disappeared on Christmas was recovered near a Truckee resort, SFGATE reported.
At around 11:30 on Christmas morning, the Truckee man Rory Angelotta, scanned his lift card at the Comstock Lift. He first made a phone call near the Northstar Ski Resort.
Angelotta is from Colorado but transferred to Truckee in October. He serves as the general manager of ski shot Surefoot at Northstar.
He was reported missing to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office when he did not show up at a dinner with friends for Christmas. His car was located by deputies in the parking space at Northstar. During that time, record snowfall is smashing the region and hindered authorities to locate or gather the whereabouts of the Truckee man.
Searchers were challenged with “extreme weather” conditions, particularly “high avalanche danger, strong winds, whiteout flurries, frigid temperatures, and heavy snow loads.”
“Significant challenges” were noted by the sheriff’s office in the search operations. Despite this, more than 200 people have looked for him for nearly a week before ending the search.
Through a statement, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said: “It is possible Angelotta was attempting to find the neighborhood near Truckee when he succumbed to the elements.”
“There was no indication of any suspicious or unusual activity,” it added.
Angelotta’s family also released a statement, saying: “The Angelotta family is deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and support during this extremely difficult time and personally wants to thank everyone that accompanied in the search and assisted them during these last two weeks.”