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VIDEO: Skier saves son trapped in tree well

Posted at 4:15 AM, Feb 17, 2016

A video called "Ethan's Near Death Experience" will give you the chills.

Winston Goss posted a video of him skiing with his son at Brundage Mountain Resort in Idaho.

About 90 seconds into the video, he loses sight of his son.

Goss stops, looks around and calls out "Ethan!"

That's when he hears the muffled sound of his son screaming in panic.

Goss skies just a few feet around to the other side of a tree and finds his son, barely visible, buried face down in deep, powdery snow at the base of the tree.

"Heads up! It's okay! It's okay," Goss tells his son.

"Here we go, here we go, I got you," he says as he pulls his son out of the tree well.

Ethan is wearing a helmet, and once his head is back above the snow you can hear him gulping for air.

Goss called it "'THE' most frightening experience" he's had as a father.


All, I've decide to reactivate my Facebook page only to share with you "THE" most frightening experience I have had as a...

Posted by Winston Goss on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The video was posted Feb. 9 and had more than 1.5 million views within a week.