Avalanche Survivor Talks to INSIDE EDITION
The snowmobiler who triggered a massive avalanche and was buried alive under ten feet of snow and ice, is talking for the first time, along with his girlfriend, about his nightmare brush with death.
You may have seen the video of Tyson Black zipping across a mountain in Utah on his snowmobile, only to trigger a landslide of the type that every winter-sports enthusiast dreads. Tons of snow roared down the slopes and entombed Black.
Black told INSIDE EDITION, "It was like a suction cup. It just sucked me down to the bottom," said Black.
A rescuer with a helmetcam used a scanner to search for Black's mayday beacon.
They somehow found him and rescuers race against time to dig him out. Remember, he had virtually no oxygen under all that snow.
"I couldn't even move a finger. It's the most claustrophobic, terrible feeling ever. I screamed help twice. From there, I had lost consciousness," said Black.
Then Black's arm appeared. One of the rescuers was Black's frantic girlfriend, Brandy Newbold.
"It was the worst day of my life," Newbold recalled, "It was really hard to see him with his face purple."
But Black came to and actually apologized to Newbold.
"That was so dumb. I'm sorry," said Black.
After a total of 25 minutes under the snow, Black was hauled out and incredibly, he was unscathed.