AMAZING RESCUE: Man Saves Girlfriend Buried by Avalanche in Utah
A Utah woman who was buried by a 700-foot wide avalanche on a Utah mountain miraculously survived thanks to her boyfriend, who found her with a rescue beacon and shoveled her out of the snow.
Elisabeth Malloy, 43, and her boyfriend Adam Morrey, 30, were back-country skiing in the mountains east of Salt Lake City on Saturday when they triggered and were engulfed by a 700-foot wide avalanche.
Malloy, who suffered frost bite in her toes and fingers, told reporters she felt a "strange serenity" while trapped under the snow before she went unconscious.
"I was sliding face-first
on my stomach downhill. It was violent, I didn't hit anything, it was just kind of a ride, no stopping," Malloy said according to Fox13Now. "I had a small pocket of air I created with my arms and I decided the best situation was to meditate and breath closely. I said to myself, 'It's not time for me, this isn't it and Adam will find me.' I had this feeling I was going to be fine."
Morrey was able to locate Malloy with an avalanche rescue beacon.
Watch the couple talk about the incredible rescue:
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