Christmas ‘miracle’ as boy survives French Alps avalanche

Christmas ‘miracle’ as boy survives French Alps avalanche

Christmas ‘miracle’ as boy survives French Alps avalanche

Rescuers called the event a true "miracle" that the boy was uninjured in the avalanche.

The 12-year-old boy was on an off-piste section with his parents at the La Plagne resort when he was swept away.

In this grab taken from validated UGC provided on Thursday, Dec. 27, a boy is airlifted after an avalanche, on the French Alps on Wednesday.

The avalanche dragged him at least 110 yards before he was buried under it all.

Emergency responders immediately flew by helicopter to the scene, which was at 7,875-foot altitude.

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A rescue dog of the high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Courchevel, arriving on the spot shortly after the accident to search the area for survivors, discovered him conscious about forty minutes later.

The boy's snow coat was not equipped with an avalanche detector, ABC News reported.

Rescue workers described the operation as "miraculous" because the chances of survival are minuscule after 15 minutes under the snow.

Police explained that the boy was able to survive because his airways were not blocked by the snow, ABC News reported.

The boy suffered a broken leg and was transported to Grenoble hospital, where he was placed under observation.

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