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Brave friend rescues dangling skier off A-Basin lift

Brave friend rescues dangling skier...

KEYSTONE, Colo. - An incident at Arapahoe Basin on Thursday could have turned for the worse if not for a brave friend.

Mickey Wilson’s friend was unconscious and dangling from his backpack on a ski lift at A-Basin 

Wilson said he and his friends tried to build a human pyramid to get him, but they were unsuccessful.

So instead, Wilson climbed the lift tower above the chair and onto the cable. He then slid down to his friend and cut the backpack strap with a knife.

Wilson says his friend is doing well.

 


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