A woman injured by an avalanche in Ushuaia, Argentina, was successfully extricated by rescuers after a 7-hour operation amid a violent snowstorm. Reuters reports that civil defense authorities received a 911 call to say a woman was lost in an avalanche down the Cerro Godoy gully.
Relief Commission members gathered members of various institutions and launched the rescue operation. After two hours of climbing, rescuers found the skier, loaded her onto a sled and slowly took her down the mountain. The condition of the woman is currently unknown.