Dog rescued by 2 skiers after avalanche in Colorado

ByKatherine Lavacca via WABC logo
Sunday, January 2, 2022
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The two skiers were ready to give up their search when one of them spotted a nose sticking out from the snow.

COLORADO (WABC) -- A pair of backcountry skiers were somehow able to locate a dog that had become buried beneath several feet of snow following a Colorado avalanche.

The two skiers had been looking for Apollo for more than 20 minutes.

They were ready to give up their search when one of them spotted a nose sticking out from the snow.

The men frantically began digging using their hands and shovels, and soon found the canine.

Amazingly, Apollo was fine - just cold.

According to an avalanche center, 93% of human avalanche victims can be recovered alive if they are dug out within 15 minutes.

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