Girl Dies After Skiing Accident at Lake Tahoe
A 14-year-old girl has died after a skiing accident at the Heavenly resort on Lake Tahoe's south shore.
El Dorado County sheriff's deputies say Emily Clothier, a freshman at South Tahoe High School, apparently hit a tree while making a run.
She veered off the Stagecoach Trail and into a wooded area on the resort's Nevada side, where she suffered multiple head and abdominal injuries.
She was airlifted to Barton Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Deputies say she was wearing a helmet and was training with the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation. She was found by her coach, who was skiing about one minute behind her.
Clothier, a competitive ski racer, helped her school's ski team to a second-place finish in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Skiing Championships earlier this month at the nearby Mount Rose resort.
The exact cause of death was pending.
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