10 January 2009 -- Snowmobiler caught in Buck Ridge Avalanche

Five members of BSSAR responded to a page about an avalanche burial on the south side of Buck Ridge. Eight snowmobilers from North Dakota were traversing below a hill and triggered a 150 yard-wide slide. One of the eight snowmobilers was buried in the slide. Luckily, his seven friends were able to dig him out. He was buried 6 feet below the snow surface. The patient was in stable condition when BSSAR members arrived at the scene and had no apparent signs of additional injuries. Team members transported the patient to the highway and met up with an ambulance.