Uncomfortable charlift ride for skiers in North Carolina, USA. The cirlift will stop for a while. But in frosty weather the chair gets stuck on the water pipe that explodes and, after all, it almost takes luck.
According to local media reports, the temperature was below freezing and there was artificial snowfall on the slopes at the Beach Mountain Resort. Underneath the passengers in the chair, the thing exploded with a geyser effect.
It is a little miracle that they were not completely expelled from the chair under the enormous high pressure of the vertical ice water fountain. With no way out, the passengers were immediately drenched.
Many were soaked
It is not clear how long they will have to stay in this position. According to this video of the skier, the high pressure ice water shower of these passengers lasted for at least 30 seconds.
They are not alone! The video shows how the chairlift runs back and forth a few meters and stops again – others get stuck above the fountain! Calls are also heard on audio recordings. A voice wants to dial an emergency number and someone screams for help.
Misfortune for those who soak high above the exploding water pipe: Ski area operators assure all skiing guests are now relieved of their predicament and are well. Functions have returned to normal. (Case)
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