News outlets are reporting that California officials are suspending the search for missing skier Rory Angelotta after six days.
Angelotta was last seen on Christmas Day on the Comstock Lift at Northstar Ski Resort. It is believed that he left the resort property to enter a backcountry zone adjacent to the resort. He was reported missing hours later by friends when he didn’t show up to a planned dinner.
Over 200 people from 17 agencies search for six days for Angelotta, but they faced extreme winter conditions in the effort.
The Placer Country Sheriff’s Office says that there’s no “realistic possibility” that Angelotta could have survived the storm that followed his disappearance.
“The search conditions included high winds, whiteout conditions, overnight temperatures in the teens, and over 7 feet of new snow since the beginning of the search,” the sheriff’s office said.
Our thoughts and condolences are with all of Rory Angelotta’s family and friends. Please stay safe out there, friends.