An app that can save avalanche victims

When people are buried in avalanche, every passing minute can mean the difference between life and death. A new app could help rescuers reach them faster.

Avalanches can strike without warning, burying victims under mounds of snow. Many people are left injured under a layer of snow – and the longer it takes for rescuers to reach them, the more likely they are to die.

One French inventor – a keen skier himself – has come up with an app which could point rescuers in the right direction in a worst-case scenario. Now he and his business partner hope skiers and other mountain users will download it so they’re safer on the slopes.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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