It’s a happy ending for a 12-year-old boy who was skiing in the French Alps when an avalanche buried him under the snow. He was on the slopes when he went under and didn’t have a beacon to let rescuers know where. Things were beginning to look hopeless, but a sniffer dog located him after a long 40 minutes and he was rescued.
The boy did suffer a broken leg, but other than that he’s said to be okay. He had been skiing with his family at the time, according to the rescue team.
“It’s a miracle because he had no victim detection device,” explains a member of the rescue team. “The chances of survival are minuscule after 15 minutes under the snow.”