Skier Rescues Friend Caught on Chairlift
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Mickey Wilson set out to have fun skiing on a Colorado mountain.
But he wound up saving a man's life.
Wednesday night, Wilson used social media to report on his story of rescuing a friend. The images and video were published on Facebook and Instagram. They have been shared thousands of times in the past 24 hours.
Wilson said his friend became caught on a chairlift.
Chairlifts carry people from the bottom of a mountain to its top so they can ski down the hill.
Wilson's friend was wearing a backpack. When it was time for him to get off the chairlift, the backpack became caught and he could not get off. The lift circled around and started bringing him back down the mountain.
The man was hanging from the chairlift, with the bag wrapped around his throat.
Wilson said his friend was not able to breathe.
Other skiers gathered under the man's chair and tried to think of a way to reach him. But they could not get him down.
Wilson had an idea. He climbed up a tall, nearby structure and then climbed across the lift's guide wire to reach his friend. He used a knife to cut the backpack strap that was caught.
His friend fell a little over three meters into the snow, where rescue workers helped revive him. They brought him down the mountain and took him to a hospital.
Wilson told a Denver newspaper it was one of the most frightening things he had ever seen.
Wilson said he was confident he could help his friend because of his experience as a competitive slackliner.
Slacklining is an acrobatic activity where a person balances and does tricks on a narrow strap tied down at both ends.
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1.climbed up 攀爬
We climbed up a winding track towards a mountain refuge.
2.bring down 降低；打倒
They were threatening to bring down the government by withdrawing from the ruling coalition
3.get down 下来
Let's stop chewing the fat and get down to work.
4.have fun 玩的开心
I guess I like to have fun.
1.Mickey Wilson set out to have fun skiing on a Colorado mountain.
set out 出发；开始
When setting out on a long walk, always wear suitable boots.
He has achieved what he set out to do three years ago.
2.When it was time for him to get off the chairlift, the backpack became caught and he could not get off.
get off 动身；摆脱
He is likely to get off with a small fine.
At eight I said 'I'm getting off now.'
米基·威尔森（Mickey Wilson）原想好好享受科罗拉多山的滑雪之行 。
周三晚间，威尔森在社交媒体提及这次救人的事迹 。Facebook和Instagram网站都发布了相关的图片和视频 。仅一天的时间就被转载了数千次 。
威尔森的朋友背着背包 。当他离开缆椅的时候，他的背包被卡住难以动弹 。缆椅转了一圈后，开始往山下走 。
其他的滑雪者都围在缆椅下商量怎么救人 。但大家都无能为力 。
威尔森灵机一动 。他爬上了附近一栋较高的建筑，然后顺着绳索滑到朋友受困的位置 。他用刀子割断被卡住的书包带 。
他的朋友从三米高的地方跌落，下方的救援工作人员早已就位 。救援人员立刻将其送下山并送往医院 。