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.