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Couple lucky to be alive after being buried in an avalanche

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A California couple is hoping their experience of getting buried in an avalanche can help others understand the necessary precautions needed before hitting the slopes.

Evan Huck and his wife, Kahlynn, had to be rescued from the snow Friday at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe.

Evan said he was pinned down head first for about five minutes before being rescued.

"I saw about a ten-foot wall of snow barreling at me at sixty or seventy miles an hour," Evan said.

Kahlynn was also caught in the avalanche, but was able to free herself from the snow.

The couple was on the first run of their snowboarding trip, when they heard people yelling about the avalanche.

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