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Skier’s helmet camera captures Vail avalanche, brother rushing to the rescue

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 4:15pm MST
A video screen capture shows Edwin LaMair buried in snow following an avalanche near Vail on Sunday, December 22, 2013.

A video screen capture shows Edwin LaMair buried in snow following an avalanche near Vail on Sunday, December 22, 2013. (YouTube / Ed LaMa)

Winter in Colorado brings some of the best ski conditions in the world but in areas outside ski area boundaries, avalanches are a very real danger. One group of skiers was lucky enough to survive an encounter with a collapsing wall of snow Sunday and captured the event on video.

Brothers Edwin and Davis LaMair were skiing near Vail Sunday in two separate groups. With a helmet mounted webcam running, Davis watched in horror as an avalanche on a nearby slope engulfed his brother.

“Holy sh**! That’s Edwin in an avalanche,” Davis exclaimed to his friends.

Read the rest of this story and watch the amazing video on Examiner.com

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