Two men were backcountry skiing the Berthoud Pass area in Colorado when they saw a an avalanche occurring about a thousand feet away, reports ABC.
The guys rushed over to the site where they encountered another group––all people were accounted for, but a dog with the group was missing.
According to a preliminary report of the avalanche submitted to the CAIC by the dog’s owner, the dog, named Apollo ran away from the owner above a steep, rocky slope, triggered the avalanche and was swept over the cliff and through several trees before disappearing into the sea of snow.
The group searched for the dog for 20-minutes using their probe poles, with absolutely no idea where he might be buried.
Just as they were about to give up, the lucky dog was found. The footage above shows them digging out the buried dog.