Rescue Crews Find Lost Skier

Rescue Crews Find Lost Skier

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(KSL News) A Brighton man is lucky to be alive after losing his way on a ski slope.

33-year old Jim Williams was cross country skiing when last night's massive storm rolled in and left him disoriented.

Rescue Crews Find Lost Skier

When he realized he was lost, Williams called searchers on his cell phone but couldn't tell him where he was.

Crews from three counties spread out across the mountain but could find no sign of Williams.

Blowing snow and the fear of avalanvches complicated the search.

Rescuers were just about to give up for the night when they heard Williams blowing a duck call as a signal.

Rescue Crews Find Lost Skier

Katie Gerba/ Friend of Missing Skier: "He's a survivor and I knew he was going to make it somehow. Luckily they found him."

Williams was taken to a hospital in Heber where he is said to be in good condition.

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