MCCALL -- A Lewiston snowmobiler says he is lucky to be alive after he was buried in an avalanche over the weekend. Dusty Eller, 26, was snowmobiling with a group of riders around the Duck Lake area near McCall.

Eller tells KTVB he was caught in the avalanche and knocked 150-200 feet down the steep snowy hill. Eller says he was trapped under the snow and was going in and out of consciousness for several minutes.

The snowmobiler was wearing an avalanche beacon and because of that says his group was able to find him and dig him out after a few minutes.

Coming up tonight on The News at 10, hear Eller's story of survival and his advice for others headed into the backcountry.

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