Utah avalanche survivor Elizabeth Malloy meditated and felt serene about surviving before passing out under 18 inches of snow. Her boyfriend dug her out and revived her.
Salt Lake City
Elisabeth Malloy suffered frost bite in her toes and fingers, but lived to tell her harrowing story thanks to her boyfriend, avalanche rescue beacons, a skier that wandered by, and avalanche rescue teams.
She and her boyfriend and ski partner, 30-year-old Adam Morrey, spoke at length about their experience during a press conference yesterday afternoon at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. They said they were fortunate to be alive after they triggered and were engulfed by a 700-foot wide avalanche while skiing in the mountains east of Salt Lake City on Jan. 12.