Nearly 20 feet above the solid snow, a young boy finds himself in very real – and very frightening – danger. The eight-year-old dangles in mid-air next to a chairlift, with only his father’s strength and determination keeping him from making the potentially fatal drop. And when a group of teenagers spot the frantic dad and his precariously balanced son, they realize that they have to act fast – otherwise it may just be too late.
This horrifying scene played out in February 2019 at Grouse Mountain – a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding during the winter months in North Vancouver. And as visitors took to the slopes at the Canadian attraction, many may have been unaware of the drama taking place not far above their heads.