A twelve-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and injured in an avalanche after a 40-minute spill, an event his rescuers call a true "miracle" Bourg Saint-Maurice said the boy was in a Wednesday Group of seven skiers in front of the piste in the La Plagne ski resort drove when he was swept away A large part of the snow broke and rushed down the mountain, police said. He was towed at least 100 yards from the avalanche.
Rescue teams flew with a helicopter to the avalanche scene, which was at an altitude of 2,400 meters. A beagle found the boy, whose winter jacket was not equipped with an avalanche detector.
Rescue teams described the operation as a "miracle" because they consider the chances of survival after 1
"We can call it a miracle – there was another gift one day after Christmas," said Captain Patrice Ribes.
The boy was still sent to a local hospital for examination.