Missing skier found dead on Mt. Dana

The body of a backcountry skier missing since April 19 was found late last week after a several-day search of the Mt. Dana area.

Boris Adveev, 31, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found dead at about 3: 30 p.m. last Thursday at Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry ski descent on Mt. Dana, which is located west of Lee Vining and near the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. His body was recovered last Friday afternoon, May 4, by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.

Avdeev was an experienced backcountry skier.

The final cause of death is pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Here's more details on this incident from the Mono County Search and Rescue team:

On Thursday, May 3, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Avdeev was found by search and rescue teams, deceased in Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry skiing location.

On Friday afternoon, May 4, Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) ground teams, with the assistance of other agencies, recovered and carried out Avdeev’s body from the Cocaine Chute area and concluded this search and rescue operation.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Douglas County, El Dorado County, and Yosemite Search and Rescue teams, along with Fallon and Mather Air Stations for their aid in the search and recovery of  Avdeev