Just in time, five teenagers helped an 8-year-old boy who was dangling from a ski lift. The rescue occurred earlier this week at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, Canada.
In the video below, a man — presumed to be the boy’s father — can be seen holding onto the young boy’s arm from underneath the lift’s safety rail.
As anxious skiers watched the situation unfold, a group of teenagers slid into the scene and jumped into action. After grabbing a piece of nearby netting, they held it underneath the boy.
According to Global News, it took some time to convince the boy to kick his skis off and to fall into the net. But, after some coaxing, the boy finally let go of his father. In a rush, he fell twenty feet into the plastic hammock below.
“At one point, we were just like, ‘OK, you just need to trust us, you just need to drop,” said Gabriel Nielson, one of the teenagers who took part in the rescue operation. “And so, then he dropped, and we caught him.”
Though the boy was unharmed by the fall, he was still taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. Ski officials are unsure how the boy ended up in such an odd predicament. As a “thank you,” the teenagers have received free season ski passes.
Watch the video below:
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