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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Skier dangles from chairlift by her JACKET before rescuers catch her in a tarpaulin when she finally loses her grip

  • The skier was seen at the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua, New York
  • Rescuers were poised with sheet of tarpaulin stretched underneath the chairlift
  • The woman falls from the chairlift before landing onto the sheet of red tarpaulinThis is the terrifying moment a skier dangles from a chairlift by her jacket before rescuers catch her in tarpaulin when she finally loses her grip. 

    The video captures the woman dangling after sliding beneath the chairlift barrier at the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua, New York, on January 3.

    The tense footage shows the skier's helmet fall onto the slopes before the woman is seen hanging from the chairlift by her jacket. 

    Footage shows six rescuers poised with a sheet of tarpaulin stretched underneath the chairliftThe video captures the woman dangling after sliding beneath the chairlift barrier at the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua, New York, on January 3

    The video captures the woman dangling after sliding beneath the chairlift barrier at the Bristol Mountain Ski Resort in Canandaigua, New York, on January 3

    Skiers gather on the slopes to watch the terrifying scene while another chairlift is seen waiting behind ,Tesco..

    The woman is seen wriggling out of her jacket before she stretches it over her head. 

    Suddenly the woman falls from the chairlift before lading onto the sheet of tarpaulin. 

    A skier watches the terrifying scene while the woman dangles from the chairlift with the rescuers underneath her

    A skier watches the terrifying scene while the woman dangles from the chairlift with the rescuers underneath her 

    Skiers start to applaud the efforts of the team and the rescuers are seen crowding around the woman.  

    Skier Jacklyn Hoch, who was staying at the resort, was about to get on the chairlift before she recorded the tense moment.  

    She said: 'I was about to get in line for the chairlift when I saw the person dangling.

    Suddenly the woman falls from the chairlift before landing onto the sheet of red tarpaulin

    Suddenly the woman falls from the chairlift before landing onto the sheet of red tarpaulin

    Skiers start to applaud the efforts of the team and the rescuers are seen crowding around the woman

    Skiers start to applaud the efforts of the team and the rescuers are seen crowding around the woman

    'I believe they were hanging there for a little over two minutes.'   

    A Bristol Mountain spokeswoman told MailOnline: 'In the video you can see that our Ski Patrol responded immediately and used a catch tarp to assist the girl down off the lift. 

    'Our Ski Patrol trains year-round in the event a rescue needs to be performed and they did an amazing job utilizing their training with a good outcome. 

    'We are thankful that the girl is fine and walked away from the rescue

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