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Utah skier’s headcam captures moment he triggers an avalanche and is buried under snow

Skier’s headcam captures the terrifying moment he triggers an avalanche and is buried alive before his friends dig him out

  • The unnamed skier in Park City, Utah, falls 200ft down the mountain
  • He becomes trapped under the snow and can only scream to alert his friends
  • Colby Stevenson and John Brown manage to dig him out from the dense snow

This is the terrifying moment a skier is buried alive by an avalanche before he was rescued by two of his friends.

A camera mounted to his helmet captures his fall down a slope in Guardsman Pass in Park City, Utah.

The unnamed skier follows a trail between trees as he makes his way downhill in the deep snow.

An unnamed skier in Utah heads down the mountain unaware of the loose snow beneath

As he falls, he disturbs the snow and sends it down the mountain with him in an avalanche

As he falls, he disturbs the snow and sends it down the mountain with him in an avalanche

But as he goes over a ridge, he falls, triggering an avalanche as he tumbles down the slope with the snow.

He travels around 200ft in a flurry of white powder and eventually comes to a stop as the snow falls over him and buries him below the surface.

The man can then be heard calling for help as he is unable to free the snow above him.  

He becomes trapped under a foot of snow and is unable to free himself

He becomes trapped under a foot of snow and is unable to free himself

His screams alert friends Colby Stevenson and John Brown who rush to him to dig him out

His screams alert friends Colby Stevenson and John Brown who rush to him to dig him out

The skier thanks his friends for rescuing him from the deep snow as they say 'We got you buddy'

The skier thanks his friends for rescuing him from the deep snow as they say ‘We got you buddy’

His friends Colby Stevenson and John Brown witnessed the fall and hear his screams as they dig him out of the snow.

They make a pocket for him so he is able to breathe after being trapped under a foot of snow. 

They say ‘We got you buddy’ as they free their friend from the snow.

He replies: ‘Thank you boys. Thank you so much.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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