14-Year-Old Falls from Mohawk Mountain Ski Lift

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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14-Year-Old Falls from Mohawk Mountain Ski Lift

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A 14-year-old boy has been taken to Sharon Hospital after falling off a ski lift at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall.

Mohawk Mountain officials said the teen was an accomplished skier with the local school racing team and was on his way up the lift to the race course. He was not using the lift's restraining bar when he fell.

The teen's condition is unknown, but officials said he was responsive after falling from the lift and had been wearing a helmet.

LifeStar was sent out to pick him up at the hospital and transport him from there.

The lift was shut down for tests and is being examined as part of the investigation, but Mohawk Mountain officials said they do not believe the lift contributed to the accident.

It should reopen sometime tomorrow, according to the ski area president.

The teen has not been identified.


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