Deadly Washington avalanche highlights airbag
The weekend avalanche that killed three skiers near Stevens Pass, Wash., was the single-deadliest such accident in three years, but it highlighted a safety device that likely saved the life of a fourth skier caught in the slide.
Three skiers were buried alive in Sunday's avalanche, which occurred outside the boundaries of the Stevens Pass ski resort. Skier Elyse Saugstad, however, had time to deploy her "avalanche airbag backpack" as the onrushing wall of snow struck.
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Since: Sep 08
#1 Feb 22, 2012
These skiers were told that in this area was an
avalanche waiting to happen, and they thought
they were impervious. Why some people like to
live on the edge is why they sometimes pay
a horrific price for their stupidity.
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#2 Feb 22, 2012
Mr_Bill is working on an "AVALANCHE SURFBOARD" for the new extreme sport of CAPAS,(CAnnon Provoked Avalanche Surfing.)
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