Buried Alive


POSTED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 4:09pm

Utah skier saved be her avalanche airbag. Incident caught on camera. Sandra Yi reports.

(KSL) Avalanche forecasters say a woman who was caught in a slide Monday afternoon near Alta, Utah was wearing equipment that may have helped save her life.

Aaron Rice rescued the skier and also caught the incident on video and he said the woman was very lucky that others were around to help her.

The avalanche danger is "considerable" right now which means human triggered avalanches are likely. Rice said when he saw the skier, he knew she was on dangerous territory.

Rice said he and his friend were on a back-country tour in Grizzly Gulch when they noticed the skier headed for a troublesome slope. She skied into the slide, causing an avalanche and was buried near the bottom of the slope.

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