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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Tree well incident on film

This was nearly a NARSID. The victim was a skier and he is completely fucked. If it wasn't for his friends, he'd be dead. The video is a little cheesy, and the rescue could have gone a hell of a lot better. Still, he is still breathing because of his friends. This is some scary stuff.

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Wow. It is so good to be aware for NARSID and prepared with the right equipment and friends observing you. Some guys just aren't prepared at all. Leads to too many deaths.
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God dammit, those guys remind me of these skiers I encountered when I had to dig out some random person who was face first up to their ankles in a pow drift. They flagged me down as I was coming down the run, and just kept pointing at the dude in the snow, doing nothing. I strapped out of my bindings and commando crawled up the slope to the guy, and got him halfway dug out by the time the morons side-stepped up the mountain (Take off your goddamn skis!) If those guys would have all just spread out and starting vigorously digging the snow out, they could have gotten the victim in the vid out way faster. If the snow is wet, when you fall in a tree well it compacts, meaning it's really hard to pull someone out.

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Yeah, a lot of bullshit going on there. Definitely should have had quite a few shovels attacking that. In all though the end result was way better than if there was no one there.
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Time for him to find some new riding buddies.
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For me it illustrated the need for a "leader" when performing a companion rescues, & dig as if lives are at stake (which is usually the case).
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I know this wasn't the best executed rescue by a long shot. Let's still not forget that this was not a tragic ending. He was rescued alive. That is the one end result you want regardless of everything else. I'd rather have these guys save my bacon than not have them around at all in this situation...
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That is absolutely terrifying.

Take yourself to higher places.
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Looks like they only had or used one shovel?

So many runs so little time.
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if this happened to a boarder, and both of their feet were still strapped in, could they simply be pulled out by the board? or would it be better to dig them out with a shovel or other implement?
just wondering about these things; i've never gone in the bc before.

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