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Crazy Footage Shows Snowmobiler Caught in Avalanche

This video from Mike Salmon shows an avalanche that occurred near Afton, Wyoming. In it a snowmobiler gets caught in a large slide while attempting a hill climb in the backcountry. Luckily, the group is able to spot the partially buried sled and rush to the scene. Here they discover the rider completely buried except his head and fortunately appears to in stable condition. Let this be a cautionary tale for all those traveling in the backcountry. With the amount of unusual warm weather blanketing much of the west, it is important to heed caution when traveling in these dangerous areas. 

Snowmobiles shouldn’t be used like this in the backcountry anyway. But glad he’s ok.

Got to pull the airbag.

Good on them for a speedy response time; I guess if you’re going to set something like this off you may as well be sure you can get to the buried party ASAP.

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