A group of snowmobilers armed with only shovels and the will to find their friend are being hailed as heroes today after rescuing the man from beneath 10 feet of snow.
Black’s friend, Bronson Butler, was recording the run on his smartphone and captured the moments as Black barreled down the mountain, one hand on his snowmobile and the other hand trying to create an air pocket around his face to protect him from what he knew would be his fate, a landing deep beneath the snow.
“I just really couldn’t believe it was actually happening to us,” Butler said. “I was just thinking we were invincible, nothing is going to happen to us and if it does slide, we’ll outrun it.”
Instead, Black quickly fell out of the sight of Butler’s phone’s lens and disappeared in the snow.
Butler and the rest of the snowmobilers out for the ride quickly jumped into action to find Black but their task was made more difficult by Black’s not wearing an avalanche beacon on the run, local affiliateRead More »from Utah Avalanche Victim Rescued From 10 Feet of Snow