According to The Record Courier, the body of skier Boris Avdeev, who had not been heard from since an April 19th visit to the Eastern Sierra backcountry, has been recovered. According to this source rescue teams found his body on Thursday, May 4th at about 10,670 feet. Currently, no further information is accessible. Please let us know if you learn any new information about the recovery process.
The Record Courier article reads,”Searchers located and are in the process of retrieving the body of a skier, who’s been missing in Mono County for nearly two weeks.
Boris Avdeev, 31, of Ann Arbor, Mich., an experienced backcountry skier, has not been heard from since setting out on his solo backcountry ski trip on April 19.
His body was found on Thursday and members of an ice rescue team with a dozen members from Douglas County and El Dorado counties responded to help retrieve the body from steep, icy terrain located at the 10,670-foot level.
“It can only be accessed by members using ropes and crampons, so it could take some time to get the body down the hill,” said Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Halsey.
The search began on Tuesday when a passer-by reported Avdeev’s black Honda Civic parked along Highway 120 about a third of the way between Highway 395 and Tioga Pass.”
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Our thoughts and best wishes remain with the friends and family of Boris.