High School Snowboarder Says it’s a Miracle He’s Alive
With his little brother buried under an avalanche, a teen cries out to God…with amazing results.
Buried in the snow, Matt remembered that prayer. He says he knew he was in God's hands.
As his big brother ran down toward the bottom of the avalanche, chunks of snow the size of his truck were still coming down around him. There was no sign of his little brother and he had no idea where he was. Michael yelled for Matt, but heard only silence.
Out of an area about 100 yards by 200 yards, Michael happened to step on the exact spot was his brother was entombed. His boot sunk down into a depression the size of a baseball.
And that’s when the brothers got their miracle.
The heel of Michael’s boot sank into the tiny depression in the snow – “where I had been digging,” recalls Matt, “and I could see his boot. I called out, ‘Mike, I’m fine, Mike I’m fine.’”
“I stopped yelling for a second, and I heard Matt,” recalls Michael. “I looked down and there was this little tiny hole about the size of a baseball in the snow. I started digging frantically.”
The miracle they got was that Michael’s boot, in a snowslide of tens of thousands of square yards, hit on the exact four-inch square spot where Matt had been digging from beneath the snow.
“When I found him, I broke down and cried,” Michael told AG News. “I was so happy – the fear and heartache I just experienced were gone!”
It took Michael half an hour to dig out enough of the hardened snow to release his brother. Meanwhile, sections of the mountain continued to collapse. When the brothers returned the following day, the rest of the ridge had collapsed, burying the entire area under several additional feet.
Was it one of those one-in-a-million chance events that saved Matt, or divine intervention?
The brothers have no doubt. They know what they heard and lived that day.
"Matt should have died," their dad says. "The only reason he was found is that God did it. I know it was a miracle. There is no doubt in my mind."
Check out an interview of the brothers describing their miraculous ordeal.