A backcountry skier was airlifted off Mount Tallac on Sunday after a 300 foot fall off a cliff, reports the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

The unidentified male skier was skiing with friends when the accident occurred. The victim’s fellow skiers called 911, according to California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations.

The skier was then airlifted out by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue will air assistance from CHP and the Truckee-Tahoe Regional Rescue Team.

The skier was flown to Taylor Creek Snow Park where CALSTAR personnel took over and flew the man to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

We will bring you more details as they emerge.

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