Mom, son die after being buried in snow by California condo
KIRKWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A mother and her 7-year-old son died when snow fell from the roof of a Northern California ski condo, burying them as they returned home from the slopes.
The Alpine County Sheriff’s Department said Monday that 50-year-old Olga Perkovic of San Francisco and her son were about 30 feet from their front door when a chunk of snow about the size of a trailer fell on them.
Their bodies were found under 3 feet of snow Sunday.
Rescuers searched the nearby Kirkwood Ski Resort for hours because the two were shown to have boarded a lift around 4 p.m. A neighbor spotted ski gloves next to the condo and called police.
They were the third and fourth to die skiers at California resorts since a major snowstorm late last week.