Boy, 12, rescued 40 minutes after being buried alive

By | diciembre 27, 2018

Paris: A 12-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and uninjured after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes, an event his rescuers are calling a true “miracle”.

French police in the town of Bourg Saint-Maurice said the boy was skiing off piste at the La Plagne ski resort in a group of seven skiers on Boxing Day when he was swept away.

The boy started going down ahead of the others and was the only one caught when a large section of snow detached and roared down the mountain, police said. He was dragged at least 100 metres by the force of the avalanche.

A skier goes off piste in the French Alps, where a boy was rescued after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes.Credit:Alamy

Rescue workers flew in a helicopter to the avalanche scene, which was at 2,400 metres altitude. A sniffer dog detected the boy, whose winter jacket was not equipped with an avalanche detector.

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