Dramatic video shows aftermath of California avalanche

Dramatic video shows aftermath of California avalanche
In this photo provided by the Heavenly Mountain Resort, fresh snow covers most of a table and chairs Friday, March 2, 2018, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. A blizzard warning was in effect for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow was piling up and travel was difficult due to repeated highway closures and the need for chains in many places. The snow will help the Sierra snowpack, which is vital to the state's water supply and has only been about a quarter of its normal depth for this time of winter. It's also a boon for skiers and snowboarders. (Heavenly Mountain Resort via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dramatic video taken by a snowboarder shows the terrifying aftermath of an avalanche in Northern California, with people furiously digging out a man buried alive under snow.

One of the videos, released to The Associated Press on Monday, begins with a woman lying on the encased man, carefully clearing snow from his face as others try to free his body.

In the other video, the wife of the encased man can be heard pleading, “Please, please, please.”

Roseville, California, resident Heather Turning helped dig Evan Huck out and says the whole time he kept asking if his wife was OK.

His wife, Kahlynn Huck, says on Instagram that she had to dig her lower body out of snow and that those who helped her husband are heroes.