A snowboarder in Whistler, Canada had a very close call after he accidentally caused an avalanche while hitting some fresh powder.
Australian native Tom Oye came to a stop at the top of a ridge when suddenly the snow beneath him started to shift. Just as the avalanche starts, Oye engages his special backpack, which inflates an airbag and helps him float to the top.
“Oh shit,” Oye can be heard saying as the avalanche starts to slow.
Once the avalanche stops, Oye’s friend approaches him to make sure he’s OK.
“Yeah, I’m fine,” Oye tells his friend. “That was a little scary.”
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