VIDEO: Group of Backcountry Skiers Stumble Upon Avalanche Rescue In Process and Help Save Buried Victim

VIDEO: Group of Backcountry Skiers Stumble Upon Avalanche Rescue In Process and Help Save Buried Victim

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VIDEO: Group of Backcountry Skiers Stumble Upon Avalanche Rescue In Process and Help Save Buried Victim

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“At first it’s kind of confusing when you see a scene like that, because it’s not every day we actually see or stumble upon an avalanche.” -Julian Stoddart

This incredible story comes to us from Hollyburn Mountain on Saturday, located just north of Vancouver, when a group of backcountry skiers stumbled upon an avalanche rescue in process and pitched in to save the life of a buried skier that got caught in an avalanche that sent him tumbling over a 60-metre (197ft) cliff.

“I really credit those guys with saving this man’s life. They were very experienced backcountry skiers with a wealth of equipment. They made the day.”-Mike Danks, North Shore Search and Rescue’s leader

The buried skier suffered a pelvic and leg fracture, but is expected to make a full recovery.

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