DENVER — A snowboarder is crediting his high-tech gear and his mountain safety training with helping him survive a massive avalanche.
Maurice Kervin and a friend hiked two hours to a spot near Loveland Pass in Colorado.
They tested the snow's integrity along the way, but Kervin said he was nervous.
"We were taking a very big risk skiing this line. I dropped in, [and] everything was going very well," Kervin said.
That's when things changed.
Kervin was swept up in a huge avalanche but managed to ride it down the mountainside.
His helmet camera was able to capture the terrifying experience.
In the video, you can hear him deploy an avalanche airbag from his backpack, which he said helped keep him from going under.
"I'm fine. I'm not hurt at all. I'm good, I'm good," Kervin said in the video.
Amazingly, Kervin managed to escape the incident unharmed.
Along with the avalanche airbag, Kervin also credits his previous avalanche safety training courses with saving his life.
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