Snowboarder found dead at Northstar

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PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO)-- The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday a snowboarder from Vallejo, California was found dead Wednesday at Northstar California Resort.

Danieson Crowder, 40, went snowboarding by himself Monday and was reported missing Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Northstar ski patrol found him in a tree well, the sheriff’s office said. Northstar described it as off-piste, or outside the maintained ski area.

“Northstar California, Northstar Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” Nadia Guerriero, Northstar California vice president and general manager, said in a statement.