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Dangling snowboarder rescued from chair lift at Oregon ski area

By Ben Hooper
Dangling snowboarder rescued from chair lift at Oregon ski area
A snowboarder dangles from a ski lift in Oregon. Screenshot: Storyful

ASHLAND, Ore., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Oregon ski resort captured video of a snowboarder dangling upside-down from a chair lift and the man's rescue by staff members.

Curtis Neill posted a pair of videos to Facebook showing the man hanging upside-down from the chairlift at the Mount Ashland Ski Area Dec. 10.

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The man told rescuers he had forgotten his snowboard's safety leash was clipped to the chairlift, so he ended up hanging upside-down when he tried to get off the lift at the top of the hill.

The lift was stopped next to a support tower, where a staff member was able to climb and unclip the man from his snowboard, freeing him to climb down.

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