A group of 13- and 14-year-old teens are being praised as heroes after their quick thinking last week led to the rescue of a young child dangling from a chairlift in the ski resort of Grouse Mountain, in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the full video below:
The video shows the 8-year-old boy dangling off the chairlift, held only by a desperate man in the chair believed to be his father. Working together, the quick-thinking teens on the slope below quickly gathered some out-of-bounds netting and held it spread out underneath the chair to cushion the child's fall. They advised the child to take off his skis and urged him to trust them. Finally, the man let go of the child and he fell safely onto the net. He appeared to be uninjured but was taken to the local hospital just in case. The mountain is investigating how the child came to be dangling off the lift. Meanwhile, the teens will receive free season's passes in gratitude of their heroic act.
Grouse Mountain is located just a half-hour from downtown Vancouver. The ski resort offers friendly Canadian hospitality and ski slopes with a stunning view of the city. You can also go night skiing here and watch the sun set over the ocean! Thanks to the six snow parks, Grouse Mountain is popular with snowboarders and freestyle skiers. This is one of the top tourist spots in the city, with plenty of alternatives to skiing and snowboarding including ice skating and snow limo tours.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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