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Agonizing Avalanche Rescue Caught on Tape

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KTLA) A near-disaster caught on camera near Lake Tahoe.

A skier triggered an avalanche on Echo Peak and was buried, until other managed to dig him out.

The whole thing was captured on a helmet-cam.

The buried skier wasn’t seriously injured — but admits he and the others made a lot of mistakes.

The biggest was skiing above a ridgeline that was prone to slides.

But the rescuers also wasted a lot of valuable time checking out their gear and fussing with their gloves instead of digging.