VIDEO: Paramedic rescues skier who fell 200 feet near South Lake Tahoe

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A back country skier is recovering after being rescued in rugged terrain west of Lake Tahoe. (KGO-TV)

A backcountry skier is recovering after being rescued in rugged terrain west of Lake Tahoe.

The Highway Patrol released video showing a Squaw Valley Fire Department paramedic being lowered to the injured skier.
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The Highway Patrol released video showing a Squaw Valley Fire Department paramedic being lowered to the injured skier.


Authorities said the man fell some 200 to 300 feet from the rocks along the North Side of Mount Tallac, a 9,700-foot peak near South Lake Tahoe that's popular with backcountry skiers.

No word on the extent of the man's injuries.
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