Hastings man witnesses disaster, helps rescue friend from avalanche
It was the single scariest moment of Michael Mimbach's life. Mimbach, who graduated from Hastings High School in 1996, was out snowmobiling with some friends near Kamas, Utah, when the worst happened. While riding up and down the slopes March 4, Mimbach's friend Tyson Black was caught and buried in an avalanche.
They were at about 10,000 feet, and knew the avalanche danger was high just the day before. But it was warmer that day, and the snow was stiffening up.