Jan 08 2017
Thousands of Facebook video views, amplified by national television news, metro and local dailies' coverages, tell of Mickey's lifesaving efforts on the Lenawee Lift in which his friend had become entangled, being literally strangled unconscious by his own backpack strap. We were on the chair lift behind so we unloaded and ran down the hill to help him when we realized the worst possible thing had happened.
After catching a knife from a ski patroller below, Wilson was able to cut the man free from the straps. "At first we didn't know what to think of that and then we started to hear screams and yells".
"I think some unusual forces were at work", Mickey Wilson, who graduated DHS in 2007, wrote on his Facebook page after the incident.
"It was one of the most scary things I've ever seen, honestly". Workers stopped the lift and dispatched ski patrol to the scene. His feet dangled about 10 feet off the Colorado snow.
CPR was performed on the man after he fell to the ground before being rushed to hospital. On Thursday morning, December 29, a Texas woman and her two daughters fell about 25 feet from a chair at Granby Ranch ski area in neighboring Grand County.
"He said, "Thank you for saving my life", Wilson said. The man survived and Wilson says he was released from the hospital.
"That's when I realized - it all kind of snapped together - that 'I can climb this tower and get to him, '" the pro slackliner told the Post.
Wilson's friend was wearing a backpack.
He climbed the lift tower above the chair and onto the cable, then slid down to his friend.
According to The Denver Post, on Wednesday, a man on the ski lift was attempting to exit the lift when his backpack got stuck in the chair.
He also mentioned his slacklining background in his Instagram caption, writing: "I knew my slackline experience prepared me perfectly for this so I burst into action". "Arapahoe Basin did an wonderful job of responding to this incident".
"Then it was all a blur", he told the Post on Thursday.
"The lift did not malfunction and is now running and open to the public", the statement read. The organization is made up of eight inspectors - all professional engineers - who conduct at least two reviews of every lift throughout the state each year.
Jan 08 2017
Golden Globe Awards 2017: Glimpses and more
The next two years Showtime's Homeland took home the top prize for a drama series before AMC's Breaking Bad broke though in 2014. Awards season is well underway, the Golden Globes taking place this Sunday.
Jan 07 2017
5 dead, 8 injured in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
Several people tweeted during the shooting, including Ari Fleischer , former White House spokesman for President George W. He said he witnessed people being "shot in the head" and that the shooter had time to reload his gun at least once.
Jan 07 2017
Japan recalls envoy after South Korea puts 'comfort woman' statue outside consulate
Some 200,000 women and girls were forced into prostitution by the Imperial Japanese Army both before and throughout World War II. In fact the more famous "comfort woman" statue is outside the Japanese embassy in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
Jan 07 2017
Abbas to Israeli activists: Peace will come through dialogue, not United Nations resolutions
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, in a statement delivered outside the courtroom, called the verdict against Azaria "very hard ". Nadav Weissman, a military prosecutor, said this was "not a happy day". "But the deed was done, and the offense was severe".
Jan 07 2017
Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Blazers
Lillard's plus/minus rating was plus-28, far higher than that of any other player in the game. Lillard had 15 points and McCollum 11 points and six assists for the Blazers at the break.
Jan 06 2017
Threatened bluefin tuna fetches $632000 at Tokyo auction
Bluefin tuna is immensely popular around the world, and many environmental advocates say Japan is overfishing the species. But overfishing has continued and in some areas bluefin are harvested at triple the levels considered sustainable.
Jan 06 2017
Michael Keaton on why he dropped out of Batman Forever: "It sucked"
Ben Affleck is the current Batman actor, having played the character most recently in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Batman Forever is perhaps best known for being the second most awful Batman movie ever made after only Batman & Robin.
Jan 05 2017
Jayalalithaa to blame for jallikattu ban: MK Stalin
It adopted several resolutions, including those on appointing Stalin as the working president and condemning demonetisation. MK Stalin has taken over from his father M Karunanidhi as the new president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
Jan 05 2017
Feds fine credit reporting agencies $23M
But financial firms often use a variety of credit scores when making lending decisions, at times tailoring the score to the type of loan.
Jan 04 2017
LG Nano Cell 4K TVs promise wider viewing angles
Active HDR with Dolby Vision functionality is also present in these TVs, allowing them to support a range of HDR technologies. Meanwhile, an HDR Effect feature punches up the quality of standard pictures, as Engadget reported.
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