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Crested Butte Man Survives Roof Avalanche

Crested Butte has had a few roof avalanche incidents this winter. Flickr Photo.

With all this snow we’ve received this winter avalanches are obviously a clear concern, but there’s also a danger lurking above our heads. According to KDVR one man in Crested Butte, Colorado learned this the scary way when he was shoveling a vent on his roof and the snow came crashing down on him. Alex Theaker was completely buried in snow that quickly hardened to cement.

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Theaker’s savior was his hands which were luckily buried above his head. Making a small pocket around his head, Theaker sat their helplessly waiting for rescue. Screaming for help was useless, so Theaker listened to music to calm himself down. Tupac particularly kept him at ease.

Eventually, he passed out. 2.5 hours later he’d wake up on a hospital bed, after being found by paramedics and police. Theaker was lucky, earlier that month a man was killed by a roof slide and two more were injured. 

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