A professional slackliner’s skills helped save a man in Colorado Wednesday, after the skier became suspended by his neck underneath a chairlift.
According to witnesses, the man, who remains unnamed, was getting off a lift at the Arapahoe Basin ski hills when his backpack became entangled and cut off his air supply as the lift continued to drag him down the hill.
Mickey Wilson was with the group of friends skiing with the man. Wilson said he called out to the lift operator to see if the lift could reverse, but it couldn’t.
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Other friends, including Hans Mueller, tried to create a human pyramid to reach their friend but couldn’t get firm footing in the fresh snow. Ski patrol was still on its way to the scene.
That’s when a light bulb went off for Wilson, who is a professional …