Search crews looking for missing snowboarder at Heavenly
Missing Snowboarder Found at Casino
A snowboarder reported missing by his brother did not spent a cold night in the Sierra, but in a warm casino!
Douglas County deputies were contacted Thursday morning after increased media attention by the missing snowboarder’s family. They said the snowboarder was unaware his brother had reported him missing.
The snowboarder and his brother were at Heavenly Wednesday, and at some point became separated. The man spent Wednesday night at the Horizon Hotel and Casino, which was different than what his brother believed was going to happen.
Douglas County officials say the search utilized 75 people from several jurisdictions and volunteer organizations, plus two helicopters, at a total cost of about $40,000.
Authorities are searching for a missing snowboarder at the Heavenly Ski Resort near Stagecoach Lodge in Stateline, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release sent Thursday morning.
The search for 24-year-old Corey Hoffman began at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hoffman and his brother were snowboarding Wednesday, but became separated on their final run, the press release said.
Hoffman’s vehicle was located at the lodge parking lot with his cell phone in the vehicle. Hoffman has not been in contact with his family, the release said.
He is still believed to be near Mott Canyon and Daggett Creek on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada, the release said. He was last seen wearing black snow pants, black sweatshirt and a brown hat with fur trim and black boots with an orange Camelback and a red snowboard.