(Courtesy Vail Resorts)

Man killed by avalanche while skiing at Lake Tahoe-area resort

A man killed by an avalanche while skiing at a Lake Tahoe-area resort in Nevada over the weekend was identified today as Thomas Barker, a 64-year-old Aptos resident, according to the Washoe County medical examiner’s office.

At 1:49 p.m. Saturday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office announced via Twitter that multiple agencies were searching for the man, later identified as Barker, who had been skiing at the Mount Rose Ski Tahoe resort.

The search was suspended just after 2 p.m. over safety concerns and was called off for the day just before 5 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

Emergency personnel began the search again at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday and were able to locate Barker’s body at about 1 p.m.

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