A daring rescue of a small boy dangling off of a chairlift in Whistler is making the rounds on social media.
In a video posted to YouTube by Christopher Sakai, the boy looks to have slipped off his seat and is held by three adults while rescuers prepare to catch his fall.
On his video post , Sakai writes it was a quick-thinking lift operator who saved the day.
“On peak express, a poor kid didn’t get seated correctly and was about to fall! Luckily, the quick thinking of the lift operator stopped the lift and got 6 guys to save the child. “
The boy hangs from the chairlift for about a minute, before being dropped into the tarp below and applause breaks out.
The video already has 40,000 views and is attracting attention worldwide.