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Snowboarder Slips on Chair Lift and Is Left 'Hanging On For Life!' Pay Attention to the What the People Below Him Do

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"It could have been way worse!"

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Visibility's low, conditions are icy and you're sitting maybe 50 feet up in the air.

Then you slip and make a crushing realization: Your chair lift's safety bar wasn't down.

That's what one video, posted to YouTube on Nov. 23, purportedly shows happening to a teenager who slides from his seat and is left dangling far above the snow.

Others on-scene rush to splay and hold a tarp under the teen, who hesitates for a few long moments before letting go and plummeting to earth.

Watch the harrowing moments below (content warning: strong language):

"Whee! A good start to the season!" reads the description posted with the video. "I got super lucky, no injuries at all. It could have been way worse! [I] just slipped off the chair and the safety bar wasn't down and [I] just slipped on and was hanging on for life!"

As the teen is surrounded by people on the ground, his so-called friends above can't resist throwing in a jab: "F*****g idiot."

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