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Video: Man Gets Caught In Chilean Avalanche

This one is scary folks. While snowboarding in Chile, a local man named Manuel Díaz got caught in a slide. In case you haven't heard, Chile has been getting hammered with snow lately. The capital, Santiago, just had their largest snow storm in 46 years

We're thankful Díaz is okay. It serves as a hair-raising reminder, though, that backcountry adventures are a risk and being properly prepared is essential.  Read about 7 Lessons Greg Epstein Learned From Surviving An Avalanche and explore our TGR Avalanche Safety Week content for tips on how to stay safe out there.  

And if anyone is well-versed in Spanish, you can hear from Díaz himself about the avalanche in an interview he did with 24 Horas: 

So yeah this “local man” is a super well known professional snowboarder. Manny Diaz has been crushing it in Absinthe movies for years.  Guess you guys don’t watch those hahaha

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