5 snowmobilers survived an enormous avalanche in Utah on Saturday — with one in every of them recording the dramatic moments the wall of snow closes in.
The group had been driving within the Uinta Mountains when the avalanche hit, in response to footage posted to Fb by snowmobiler Miles Penrose.
“As I completed recording my brother enjoying within the pow, the mountain shook,” Penrose wrote.
“My authentic thought was… earthquake. Then it [hit] me, avalanche,” he stated.
One in every of their good friend’s, Nate, recorded the terrifying occasion.
“Avalanche!” a person within the video could be heard screaming because the snow barrels down the mountain.
“Oh s–t that’s coming to us,” he says.
Nate could be seen pulling away on his sled in an try and get forward of the avalanche earlier than the digital camera goes darkish.
Penrose stated his security gear — a kind of airbag — didn’t correctly deploy because it was not turned on.
Regardless of the snafu, he stated he miraculously remained above the snow as he was swept about 20 yards away.
He later discovered his brother, who was partially buried within the snow, however in any other case unhurt.
The three different snowmobilers additionally survived the scary ordeal, Penrose stated.