The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office, in a news release sent out Monday, says a snowmobiler was killed in a Friday afternoon avalanche at the Hope Valley Snowmobile Recreation Area.
The man’s body wasn’t recovered until Saturday morning.
The victim and his snowmobile were buried around 3:30 Friday afternoon. His friends used avalanche beacons, snow probes and shovels to find the victim under three to four feet of snow. The friends rode out of the area to the Blue Lakes Snow Park to report what had happened, and that their friend had died.
Crews found the body of 35-year-old Daniel Kuhner, of Minden, Nev., Saturday morning at around 10 a.m.