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Chairlift snags skier in Utah

January 04, 2017 08:50 AM

For the second time in two weeks, a skier captured video of a child dangling from a chairlift at Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort.

On Monday afternoon, a young boy skiing with friends was snagged by the moving chairlift. By all accounts, the roughly 10-year-old child, who was not injured, remained calm through the ordeal.

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Clint Ashmead, a man who was skiing with two of his children, caught the whole thing on camera. He says his video tells the story of why we all need to be careful while wearing a backpack on the ski lift.

"We saw a kid dangling from the chair lift," Ashmead said. "And as we sat there and watched, we could see that it was his backpack is what got hung up on the chairlift."

"I was concerned for this young man, no doubt," he said. "A fear that we had, too, was that was somehow, maybe strangling him -- cutting off his airway." 

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