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Missing 22-year-old snowboarder found safe at Sugar Bowl

Missing snowboarder. Courtesy Placer County Sheriff's Office

A 22-year-old snowboarder who went missing at Sugar Bowl on Thursday was found safe on Friday at 6:45 a.m., according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff'office said about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, they received a report of an overdue snowboarder at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Jillian Mueller from Groveland, California, was last seen at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday on the mountain.

Placer County Sheriff’s Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team along with Sugar Bowl Ski Patrol and Care Flight located Mueller at 6:45 a.m. on Friday.

According to the sheriff's office, she was "cold and hungry," but was found alive and well in an area known as the “Cedars”. The Cedars is located out of bounds on the back side of Sugar Bowl.

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