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Terrifying Footage Captures Boy Hanging From Ski Lift Chair

Terrifying Footage Captures Boy Hanging From Ski Lift Chair

Tense footage has captured the moment a young boy hung from a 20-foot-high ski lift chair, only to be caught by a group of fellow skiers waiting below.

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The terrifying incident took place at Grouse Mountain ski resort last Wednesday, 27th February and was filmed by author Carolina Prada Akoglu.

As the eight-year-old boy's dad attempted to keep hold of him by his arms in a nail-biting few minutes, quick-thinking skiers below came to the rescue.

Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu
Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu

Abandoning their skis and snowboards, the young group cleverly used a piece of bright orange out-of-bounds netting to catch him below, stretching it tightly in their hands.

Another of the skiers also grabbed some padding for extra protection, which was placed on the netting to cushion the boy's fall.

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Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu
Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu

The youngster was apparently unharmed after he fell from the lift, but he was still taken to hospital as a precaution.

After the nail-biting incident, the teenagers actually admitted that they had absolutely no idea whether the netting idea would even work.

Carolina said she hoped her video of the boy will bring joy to people, given the heroics of the boys and the happy ending.

Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu
Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu

"We all yelled and screamed. I was shaking," recalled Carolina, the author of Princess In Overalls.

She continued: "Then the kid let go and they caught him - unharmed by God's grace and these teens' fast thinking and action."

Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu
Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu

It is unclear how the boy got caught in that tense position but thankfully these skiers were on hand below to ensure that he didn't come to any harm.

Featured Image Credit: Caters/Carolina Prada Akoglu

Topics: News, Life News, Real

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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