Snowboard rescue from the backside of Northstar |

Snowboard rescue from the backside of Northstar

A 17-year-old snowboarder was found by search and rescue crews late Saturday night after going missing from Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Thomas Groh of Novato was reported missing by friends at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday after last seeing him on the Challenger Run at Northstar, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

Groh was found out of bounds in good condition at about 10:30 p.m. near Forest Service Road 06 by members of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Placer Sheriff and Northstar Ski Patrol. Weather conditions at the time of the search included high winds and heavy blowing snow.

Searchers were able to zero in on Groh’s location as he used his cell phone to give a general location of his whereabouts, according to officials. Members of the search team were able to navigate to the area they believe Groh may have made the call from and found tracks in the snow. Soon thereafter he was rescued.

– Sierra Sun

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User