8-year-old girl injured in fall from chairlift at Sugarloaf

Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 3:36 PM EST
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CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (WMTW) - An 8-year-old girl was injured Wednesday afternoon when she fell 20 to 25 feet from a chairlift at Sugarloaf.

A Sugarloaf spokesman said the girl, who was skiing with her mother, somehow did not get on the chairlift properly.

The chairlift attendant noticed and brought out a catch mat to break the girl’s fall.

The spokesman said the girl was conscious when ski patrol members reached her. She was complaining of back pain.

Because the girl suffers from a pre-existing medical condition, she was taken by ambulance to Farmington where she was flown to a hospital for treatment, the spokesman said.

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