Terrifying video show desperate avalanche rescue

A woman and her friend were buried in the snow in Switzerland before witnesses jumped in, using shovels, to save them.
1:05 | 02/19/20

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dramatic avalanche rescue in Switzerland. Two women buried. They frantically try to dig them out. Here's kayna Whitworth. Reporter: Terrifying video of a desperate avalanche rescue. Help me. Okay, you can breathe. Reporter: This woman buried in the snow inswitzerland. Witnesses frantically digging to free her head. Snowboarder Victor liebenguth finding her beacon. It was pretty scary, to be honest. My friend! Reporter: The woman asking about her friend, who is buried nearby. Find my friend. Reporter: Her Orange avalanche air bag deployed during the January incident. Using shovels, they dig her out. Others rescuing her friend. Without the beacon or without the air bag, the first girl, at least, would not be alive. Reporter: Here in the united States, an avalanche claiming the lives of two snow bike riders in Colorado over the weekend. David, January and February are the deadliest months in the U.S. For avalanches and so far this winter, 16 people have been killed. David? All right, kayna, thank you.

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