Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:45 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
GNFAC reporting an avalanche accident.
A skier was caught and fully buried in an avalanche in the Centennial Mountains along the Montana/Idaho border. The buried skier was carried through trees and suffered serious bruising and a dislocated shoulder.
His partners were all in safe locations watching him descend, all had rescue gear, and uncovered him in about 3 minutes - good job! This avalanche fully buried and injured a skier on 1/29/13. It broke 1-3 feet deep.
He was injured as the avalanche carried him through trees fortunately he did not sustain serious injuries. Watch this video from the skier who was caught.