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Boy's bag caught in chair lift at Utah ski resort causing child to dangle from above
1/6/2017 9:07:04 PM
Fourth Estate Staff

Sundance, UT, United States (4E) - A boy was dangling from above a few feet from the ground after his backpack was caught in a chair at a lift at a ski resort in Utah.

The boy was hanging from one strap of the backpack and the rescue lasted for minutes. The area where this happened is said to be at the Sundance Resort in Utah. Clint Ashmead , one of the ski resort goers and was riding in the chair in front of where the boy got caught, said that the child was hanging down below the chair lift that was a couple of feet away from the ground. Ashmead said that the other concern was the boy not just dropping from the lift but also being strangled by the backpack's strap.

The lift was immediately stopped and the ski patrol went to rescue the child. In the video, they attempted to place a ladder on the side of the lift to get to the child. The child, himself, also tried to free himself from his backpack. They also place a big green pad underneath the child so the pad could be a safe landing area for the child if he fell.

The rescue lasted for six minutes before the boy was lifted back into his chair. The onlookers then burst into an applause after the rescue. The boy, on the other hand, stayed calm and kicked off his skis when he reached his seat.

The boy was able to get off of the lift safe and sound. He was not identified yet. No statement has been released from the child or his family. It was unclear who he was with during the incident.

This is the second time that a young person got his backpack caught on the lift. The first incident took place weeks ago and it was also on the same resort.

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