A snowboarder who was missing for more than 24 hours was found Tuesday night.
Abraham Finkelstein, 25, was able to find a home in Soda Springs Tuesday evening and then called for help. Nevada County Sheriff's Sgt. Sam Brown said Finkelstein suffered some superficial frostbite, but is expected to be ok.
Finkelstein and his father became separated Monday evening when stormy weather set in over the Tahoe National Forest. The two were headed to a cabin near Donner Summit when they were separated. Finkelstein was dressed for the elements and had his snowboard and associated gear with him when he was reported missing around 5 p.m.
Brown said Finkelstein got turned around and ended up near Castle Creek. He used his snowboard to travel around day and night using his headlamp.
Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, Finkelstein used his snowboard and debris to make a shelter and sleep for a bit. When he got up, Finkelstein wandered around some more and eventually found the home. Brown said the sheriff's office got the call Finkelstein was found around 8 p.m.
The sheriff's office got help from the Placer County Sheriff's Office, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office and other agencies in the search.