An unidentified seven-year-old boy fell from a chairlift at California’s Sugar Bowl ski resort on Sunday morning. The young boy remains in critical condition after falling 60 feet from a chair lift. The fall happened around 11:15 a.m. at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort where the 7-year-old member of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team was training. According to officials, the boy was not a beginner and was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
The little boy was riding with two other young skiers when he fell 60 feet from the Mt.Lincoln chair lift onto a hard-packed surface. Due to a dry winter, some of that area was not covered in snow. The boy received significant injuries including trauma says officials. . The boy was transported via helicopter to Renown Medical Center in nearby Reno, Nev., where he is said to be in critical condition following surgery to reduce pressure on his brain. He is listed in critical condition in pediatric ICU.
The incident is currently under investigation by the regulators from the State of California and resort personnel.