Skier spots stranded friend on GoPro footage

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This GoPro footage taken in France helped a skier find his friend, who had become stranded in the snow.

The video, shot in Chamonix with a GoPro camera, captures the moment Richard Westenra skis close to his friend who is lying on the ground to the left in precarious circumstances.

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''I lost my buddy while skiing in Chamonix and found him when I checked the GoPro footage,'' the filmer later wrote online.

''He's fine! He banged his knee a little, but was otherwise okay: He landed in a snowy patch between the rocks,'' he added.

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