January 26, 2022

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Skier missing in California a graduate of St. Ignatius High School, reports say – cleveland.com

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TRUCKEE, California — Authorities are searching for a California skier who has been missing since Christmas Day, with their efforts hindered by severe weather conditions.

Rory Angelotta, 43, of Truckee, California, told friends on Saturday he was going to go skiing at the Northstar Resort in Truckee before having Christmas dinner, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. HIs friends reported him missing Saturday night when he did not show up for dinner.

WKYC Channel 3 reports Angelotta is a 1996 graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He reportedly moved to Colorado several years ago, but moved to Truckee in October. He is an employee at the Surefoot ski shop in Northstar.

The sheriff’s office says it immediately sent out search-and-rescue teams to look for Angelotta. Angelotta’s ski pass was scanned at a ski lift just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, but there was no other activity registered to his pass afterward. An emergency ping on his phone showed a short call made from the Northstar area at 11:25 a.m. before his phone was turned off.

Angelotta’s vehicle was found parked in the Northstar parking lot, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rescue workers on skis, snowmobiles, and a snowcat searched for Angelotta, but had to contend with high avalanche danger, strong winds, whiteout flurries, frigid temperatures, and heavy snow loads, the sheriff’s office says. The search was called off Sunday evening, but resumed Monday despite “significant challenges.”

CBS Sacramento reports the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue resumed efforts Tuesday, with searchers looking at tree wells and for fresh tracks in the snow.

“We’re going to keep going until we’ve exhausted all ability to find him,” sheriff’s office Sgt. Mike Powers tells CBS Sacramento.

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