In what is probably one of the most white-knuckle inducing rescues we’ve seen in weeks, an unconscious man was saved by a friend after he dangled unconscious from a chairlift.
The man was set for a day of skiing at Lenawee Mountain Lift, but things took a strange turn around 11 am Wednesday morning.
A statement from the resort tells that the man was trying to unload from the three-person lift when his backpack became entangled in the seat contraption. The man, still dangling from the chair, was swept around the bull wheel at the top of the lift and then back down the mountain. That was when the operator noticed what had happened and down the ride.
The rescuer, Mickey Wilson, says he reached the unconscious man in about four or five minutes. When ski patrollers arrived on the scene with a ladder, Wilson simply told them to toss him the knife. From there, he cut down the motionless man, who fell 10-15 feet into the safe arms of ground rescue.
The whole horrifying scene was caught on camera, during which people shouted, “Cut him loose.”
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[Featured Image: Daily Herald]