Rescuer tells avalanche victim's harrowing tale

The skier who survived a massive avalanche this weekend at Turnagain Pass (south of Anchorage) is lucky to be alive. Ian Wilson, a tourist from Oregon, was miraculously uninjured even though the avalanche dragged him down 1,500 feet of mountainside and buried him four feet deep. His dramatic rescue was a team effort led by a Forest Service employee who happened to be skiing in the same area on his day off.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage