Boy Says TV Helped Him Survive Avalanche
An 11-year-old boy said a TV show about surviving an avalanche helped him when he was buried by one at a ski resort.
"Create air pockets," Max Zilvitis told himself, recalling a show on the Discovery Channel.
That's about all he remembers from an avalanche that buried him for about 30 minutes Sunday and killed a 30-year-old Colorado man at The Canyons.
Max was blue and unconscious when found by rescuers, who used a probe to find him in several feet of snow. He regained consciousness Monday at Primary Children's Medical Center and went home Wednesday.
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