Snowmobiler survives 8 hours buried in avalanche
HELENA, Montana (AP) -- A man buried by an avalanche for almost 8 hours emerged with little more than scratches after a relative found him using a probe.
Ryan Roberts, 34, said Friday he was astonished he survived the avalanche, which occurred about 4 p.m. Thursday while snowmobiling with an uncle and friend in Flathead National Forest's Jewel Basin near Kalispell. He was found shortly before midnight. Neither of his companions was caught in the avalanche.