Thomas Korves found dead under snowmobile |

Man found dead, pinned under snowmobile

Staff Reports

An Elk Grove man was killed while snowmobiling along the Tahoe Rim Trail on Thursday after he tried to turn on a steep hill.

Thomas Korves, 56, was the subject of a search after a friend reported at 4:50 p.m. they were separated while riding the trail and he couldn’t find him.

After several attempts to reach Korves on his cell phone, Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue team members responded to look for him.

At about 8:30 p.m., they found him off the side of the trail pinned under the snowmobile.

According to the sheriff’s office, Thomas was riding up a steep slope when he turned the machine, causing it to flip over onto him.