It is being reported that 3 people were buried in an avalanche that occurred in the French Alps on Thursday. The avalanche struck on the Grand Casse in Vanoise. The slide was measured at 150m wide and ran for 800m. One man is reported dead while two others were dug out alive. A fourth skier was able to avoided the slide and raised the alarm.
- Rescue services were on the scene with 15 minutes.
- The man who died was buried under 2.5m of snow.
- The two men who survived were taken by helicopter to a local hospital and treated for broken legs.
- The man who died is reportedly from nearby Courchevel, France .
An investigation in the accident is underway.