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Chair Rescue at Alpine Valley, MI

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

This is a clip of my friend Shannon Lee who's in charge of lift operations at Alpine.  This performance deserves a medal!

 

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/boy-hanging-from-ski-lift-chair-rescued/-/1719418/24884430/-/bq8h1fz/-/index.html

post #2 of 9

Lucky he was near the tower.  What a courageous thing for her to do.

post #3 of 9

Whoa that was crazy!

post #4 of 9

Lucky kid. Well done Ms. Lee.


Edited by GorgeSkier - 3/9/14 at 7:05pm
post #5 of 9

Definitely no time to draw up a plan.  That lady must have a strong grip!

post #6 of 9
That was a scene from the TV show Leverage. I don't know if it's me or that kid who watched too much TV. Great rescue. Just be wary of the impending con.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

No con here Eleeski!  This happened last Friday night.  The kid was dangling in between the lift towers.  They had the operator move the chair until it was at the tower so that Shannon could save him!  This lady is fearless.  You see her climbing the towers all of the time.  If you're on a stopped lift at Alpine and you see Shannon coming on her four wheeler, you know it will only be a matter of minutes before you're moving again!   She should get a big raise for this though!!!

post #8 of 9
Kudos for the spectacular efforts of the entire rescue team.

The question of what was the kid thinking arose. Copying the TV show? The TV show staged the accident as part of a con - counting on the resort's response. The responders (even on TV) are heroes. In TV fantasy, the bad guys got conned.

I apologize if I offended anyone.

I wonder if we're related.

Eric Lee
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

No offense taken Eric!  I just don't want to take anything away from this women's fast thinking and bravery.  :D

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