Two little boys die in avalanche while hugging each other (video)

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By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) Two little children who were caught in an avalanche, died while hugging each other, according to a statement from their family in Utah.

The two boys who were caught and buried in an avalanche on Friday afternoon, were rushed to Children's Medical Center.

On Friday afternoon, the Sweat family of Heber City, was snowmobiling in the area of Mill Hollow. They stopped their vehicles in the West Fork of Duchesne Road, and their four children walked about 50 feet to the edge of the snow to watch the stream of water below.

The snow underneath them gave way and three children slid down the embankment, which was 30 feet steep. Two of the children, 14-year-old Trevan Sweat and 7-year-old Coleman Sweat, were buried in 3 feet of snow. The third child slid halfway down the embankment, but was not buried.

Their parents, Janette and Jason Sweat, worked hard to extract the boys using a probe, but a lot of snow and ice blocks made ​​it difficult to locate the two boys. Janette Sweat left the area to find cellular service while Jason Sweat continued digging.

After about 30 minutes of digging he located the boys, and he and his wife performed CPR on both children for about 30 to 40 minutes until search and rescue teams arrived with two medical helicopters.

According to the Office of the Wasatch County Sheriff, the two sisters of the boys went to higher ground so that the helicopter could see their location on the cliff.

The boys were taken to Primary Children's Medical Center, where efforts were made to revive them. However, both children were pronounced dead.



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