Mt. Rose Avalanche

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A ski patrol member was injured when he was caught up in a snow slide while conducting avalanche control at the Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe resort southwest of Reno.

Resort spokesman Mike Pierce says 48-year-old Pat Robertson suffered a broken leg and a cut to his head in the incident this Monday.

Officials say the accident happened midway down Yellow Jacket, a
run in the extreme Chutes area that has a 45-degree slope.

Resort officials say Robertson was swept 600 feet down the mountain when a slab of snow broke loose above him.

He was not buried in snow and was conscious when reached by rescuers.

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