A day after a video of Chilliwack's Keaton Haraga snowboarding behind a vehicle was Tweeted out by ABC News, he and two friends went out to find better snow and filmed another video using film gear.

Chilliwack snowboarding video earns ABC News attention

Keaton Haraga's short phone video garners a Tweet from the major American broadcaster

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A young Chilliwack man’s snowboarding stunt on the weekend is receiving a lot of attention thanks to a viral video re-broadcast by ABC News in the U.S.

The interest came as a big surprise to Keaton Haraga who has been posting videos via social media of he and his friends being pulled on snowboards behind a pickup truck on local snow-covered roads.

“I was shocked when ABC posted it,” Haraga said of the video ABC News sent out with the Tweet: “Man snowboards through the streets of Chilliwack, British Columbia, after over 30 inches of snow fell on the area.”

The 23-year-old who graduated from G.W. Graham in 2011 said he’s been snowboarding behind vehicles a lot this year, but just decided to start filming.

“It was just supposed to be a fun little video showcasing what I was up to during our crazy snowfall. After some people started talking about on social media I got a call from a news station asking to use it… after that this video blew up.”

A day after the quick phone video shot by his sister, the amateur photographer/videographer decided to step it up a bit and find some better snow.

“So we got two people behind a vehicle doing the same thing but with my actual film equipment,” he said.

That video complete with different camera angles and a soundtrack is on his YouTube channel.

While he’s had no formal training, Haraga said he wants to get into being a professional videographer and has already garnered some jobs for companies around B.C., including the Cultus Lake Waterpark.

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