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Boy survives 40 minutes under an avalanche

LanguedocLiving, Dec 27

A family were skiing at La Plagne ski resort in the French Alps, when they went off-piste on Wednesday afternoon.

An avalanche appeared from nowhere, and the 12 year old son was swept away by the snow.

A sniffer dog was brought in from Courcheval, and the dog miraculously found the boy 40 minutes after he was buried. The child only suffered a broken leg, and was taken to hospital at Grenoble.

"It's a miracle because he had no victim detection device. The chances of survival are minuscule after 15 minutes under the snow,” said one of the rescuers.

[No doubt the parents don’t need to hear how reckless a decision that was…Ed.]

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