Amazing Video of Avalanche Rescue

Here's information that can help skiers stay safe on those backcountry runs.
3:00 | 12/24/13

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We move on now to the mountains of colorado and the dramatic video caught on a helmet cam, an avalanche and one amazing family rescue. Here's abc's clayton sandell. Reporter: 'Tis the season for avalanches. Across the west unstable snow pack conditions are creating a new danger. davis LaMair went skiing with his brother edwin this weekend near vail, colorado. Holy . Reporter: Suddenly edwin is buried alive. Once I started fighting head first downhill it sunk in that i was in a big avalanche and it was really happening and I might die. Reporter: On average 28 people are killed every year. Three skiers were trapped just yesterday in utah. THEY ARE OKAY, like LaMair, lucky to escape a force that can travel 60 miles per hour or more. At that kind of speed that kind of power you don't have much time. You literally have seconds to get out of the way. Reporter: And the deeper the snow, the less chance for survival making new technology like these airbags critical. This one saving a snowboarder by floating her safely to the top. Helping make avalanches survivable when the mountain comes crashing down. Clayton sandell, abc news, denver. Our thanks to clayton tonight.

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