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Missing Man Found Safe After Overnight Stay in Sierra

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Nevada County Sheriff's Office says the man who went missing in the northern Sierra has been found safe.

They say 25-year-old Abraham Finkelstein of San Francisco and his father, who was visiting from New York, were headed to a cabin in the Tahoe National Forest near Donner Summit on Monday. Due to a snow storm, the two decided to turn back but became separated.

Deputy Sheriff Ron Smith tells Channel 2, Finkelstein was using a "split-decision" snowboard and wanted to make one last run, then meet up with his father.

The father called authorities when he got back to the highway around 5 p.m. after his son failed to show up.

Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Pettitt says search and rescue volunteers scoured the area on foot all night Monday and were continuing their efforts on Tuesday morning despite the freezing temperatures and snowfall. The weather, however, did not allowing for search efforts by air.

Deputy Smith says Finkelstein managed to build a shelter Monday night using his snowboard and sticks. They say he slept for a few hours before traveling again all day Monday.

He says Finkelstein managed to find a home in Soda Springs, California around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Smith says he is in good condition at this time except some superficial frost bite to his hands and feet. He is expected to make a full recovery.


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