(Image source: Flickr/ Derek Purdy)

BY EVAN THOMAS

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

20-year-old Emily Anderson walked away from an avalanche this Tuesday thanks to her own quick thinking after the snow gave way under her feet while skiing. She told her story to ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

"I saw, like, a crack, and, you know, you hear a little, a little pop when it starts to go. I realized that it was an avalanche and it just pushed me into a tree. And, all of a sudden, was encased and I couldn't move."

 

Anderson was buried for 15 minutes. She told WBBH she stayed focused on breathing.

 

“I was able to free my left arm a little bit to scoop snow away from my mouth. So I made a little air pocket, I prayed a lot and sat there and waited to be rescued.”

 

 

 

Rescuers arrived on scene within minutes and began combing the area with avalanche probes and a rescue dog. They pulled Anderson out with very minor injuries — the worst of them was a sore neck.

 

 

According to KING, Anderson will head right back onto the slopes — but she says she plans on buying an avalanche beacon and taking avalanche safety courses first.

 

Woman Buried in Avalanche Survives By Digging Herself Out

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Dec 20, 2012

Woman Buried in Avalanche Survives By Digging Herself Out

(Image source: Flickr/ Derek Purdy)

BY EVAN THOMAS

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

20-year-old Emily Anderson walked away from an avalanche this Tuesday thanks to her own quick thinking after the snow gave way under her feet while skiing. She told her story to ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

"I saw, like, a crack, and, you know, you hear a little, a little pop when it starts to go. I realized that it was an avalanche and it just pushed me into a tree. And, all of a sudden, was encased and I couldn't move."

 

Anderson was buried for 15 minutes. She told WBBH she stayed focused on breathing.

 

“I was able to free my left arm a little bit to scoop snow away from my mouth. So I made a little air pocket, I prayed a lot and sat there and waited to be rescued.”

 

 

 

Rescuers arrived on scene within minutes and began combing the area with avalanche probes and a rescue dog. They pulled Anderson out with very minor injuries — the worst of them was a sore neck.

 

 

According to KING, Anderson will head right back onto the slopes — but she says she plans on buying an avalanche beacon and taking avalanche safety courses first.

 

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