by Kevin MacMillan and Jenell Schwab
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March 2, 2012
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Skier dies from avalanche-caused injuries

A 29-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a backcountry avalanche Thursday afternoon near Lake Tahoe has died.

The male skier was transported by ground ambulance at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, where he was listed in critical condition, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

According to a post to the Sierra Avalanche Center, three skiers trekked up to Stanford Rocks on about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They dropped a cornice to test the slope. The first skier started down the slope and on the third turn triggered a slab avalanche about a foot deep. …

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