California man collapses, dies on Tahoe Rim Trail |

California man collapses, dies on Tahoe Rim Trail

Staff Reports

A California man died after he collapsed on the Tahoe Rim Trail on Monday morning.

Charles Brust, 64, of Pacifica, Calif., left the south parking lot of Spooner Summit to go bicycle riding.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:15 a.m. rescuers received a call that he had collapsed and wasn’t breathing.

A retired paramedic began CPR and continued until Tahoe Douglas firefighters and Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at 10:26 a.m.

Monday was the second time in under two weeks rescuers have been called to one of the trails along the crest of the Carson Range.

Late in the afternoon on July 26, a woman’s hand was severely injured after a side-by-side rolled north of Andria Drive.

She was off-roading with another side-by-side, which brought her off the trail and met Tahoe-Douglas medics.

She was transported to where Care Flight helicopter could take her to Reno for treatment.

■ Alpine County authorities announced on Tuesday that they’ve released outside resources in the search for hiker Rosalyn Saxsenmeier, who was reported missing on July 28.

After 10 days of searching without any new developments, the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office scaled back the search effort and released all mutual aid resources on Sunday.

Sheriff Rick Stevens said the county will continue to seek Saxsenmeier.

“The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office thanks all those who contributed to the Silver Valley Search and send their thoughts and prayers to the Saxsenmeier family,” he said.