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Fatal accident at Squaw Valley leaves ski patrol employee dead

Amanda Rhoades arhoades@sierrasun.com

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Ski Resort issued a statement at 9 a.m. Tuesday confirming that a ski patrol employee died during avalanche control procedures at about 8:35 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim's name has not yet been released, and will remain private until the family is notified. An investigation is underway.

According to the statement, Squaw Valley will remain closed for the rest of the day. Alpine Meadows is open.

"The team at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is deeply saddened by this tragic event and would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends affected," the resort said in its statement.

The Sierra Sun will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

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Amanda Rhoades is a news, environment and business reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at arhoades@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2653 or @akrhoades.