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Lawrenceburg Indiana Ski Lift Rescue Breaks Girl's 25-Foot Fall

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:33 AM

A dramatic Lawrenceburg, Indiana, ski lift rescue, in which resort staff broke a girl's 25-foot fall to the ground, has gained widespread attention after a bystander captured the incident on camera, according to The Sun.

Adam Browning of Cincinnati, Ohio, was sitting in a ski lift with his two children when the incident occurred.

He recalled hearing a woman's scream and turning around to see the girl hanging from another chair.

"The chair was about 20-25 feet above the ground, and the woman was screaming for help as she was desperately holding onto the chair with one hand, and the child with the other," he said, according to the International Business Times.

"You could tell she was absolutely terrified," he added.

Resort staff were quick to respond by grabbing a red tarp to catch the girl, but it took some prompting before the woman on the ski lift let her fall.

"The entire time, the woman was freaking out, screaming, yelling 'please help!'" Browning said, per The Daily Mail. "One of the staff members was trying to calm her and told her the only option was to let go of the girl who was slipping off the chair."

Eventually the woman let go of the girl, who fell to safety.

Browning said that the entire ordeal lasted about five minutes and, once it was confirmed that the girl was OK, the lift resumed and "everything was back to normal."

It is unclear what caused the girl to slip however, Browning said that it was not uncommon to see people fall or lose equipment on the lifts.

"Anyone who skis regularly will tell you there are always general shenanigans when you board the lift" he said, according to the International Business Times. "It's basically ground zero to spot the inexperienced."

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