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Watch: teens rescue child dangling form ski lift

Ali Coulton

Ali Coulton

Dramatic footage has emerged of a group of teens rescuing an 8-year-old who was dangling from a ski lift.

The child was holidaying on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, Canada when the incident occurred, but it’s not clear how he wound up hanging from the lift eight meters up in the mountains.

According to News Limited, the child’s father was trying to pull him to safety but appeared to be losing his grip.

A group of teenagers saw the boy was in trouble, spotted some orange netting nearby and decided to use it as a makeshift safety net.

One of the teens, 12-year-old Joshua Ravensbergen, told Metro witnesses were just standing around “looking at the kid, not knowing what to do.”

The teens managed to convince the child to kick off his skis and jump into the netting.

The child was taken to hospital as a precaution but was uninjured.

“At one point, we were just like, ‘OK, you just need to trust us, you just need to drop’,” Gabriel Nielson, another of the rescuers told Global News

“And so then he dropped, and we caught him.”

The teens were given free season ski passes as rewards for their actions.

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