Man Hanging From Lift Uninjured Thanks To Cranmore Employee


CONWAY, NH – A skier is safe after the quick actions of a Cranmore employee.

According to the Conway Daily Sun 63-year-old Dave Takis of Sanbornville was stuck hanging from a moving chairlift but was rescued by an unidentified Cranmore employee and his son.

Takis was skiing at Cranmore Mountain resort Saturday with his family when he had trouble while getting onto the Skimobile Express Quad. Takis’ son David told the Sun that his father was left dangling on the moving lift for about ten minutes as it ascended. Luckily a Cranmore employee who was riding on the lift along side Takis, his son, and 8-year-old grandson reacted quickly grabbing Takis and assisting David holding on to him for the entire lift ride.

Takis’ son David chastised the employee running the quad saying “(The) lift operator was asleep at the wheel in the booth (because the) chair chair was never stopped and it started right at the bottom.”

David Takis also commended the employee who helped him saying “I could not have done it alone. He truly is a hero.”

Becca Deschenes Marketing Director at Cranmore confirmed the incident to the son and commended the employee for his heroic actions saying he has been recognized. The hero’s name however was not released.