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Brit skier caught in avalanche

Brit skier caught in avalanche

A British skier has been injured in the Austrian ski report of Arlberg/Rendl in St. Anton after being caught in an avalanche yesterday (Sunday).

The 20-year-old Brit was skiing off piste together with a fellow 23-year-old British man when the avalanche occurred as they made their way down into the valley.

The man was caught up in the 30-metre wide avalanche and was carried 100 metres down the steep area before coming to a stop.

The man who was wearing a helmet was buried in the snow. Luckily for him his head was still poking out of the snow so his breathing was not cut off.

The 23-year-old friend was able to dig the man out of the snow.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder and was airlifted to hospital.

The man had been wearing avalanche protection equipment when the accident occurred.

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