Skiers Injured When Lift Derails

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
High winds cause chairs to fall at the Sugarloaf resort in Maine.

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A chair lift has derailed on Maine's tallest ski mountain in high winds and injured several people who plummeted as far as 30 feet to the slope below.

Officials at the Sugarloaf resort say that there are about six injuries from Tuesday's accident and that patrols evacuated the lift.

Winds were about 40 mph at the time and there were about 220 people were on the lift.

Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin says five chairs came down. The resort says none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

The resort says all the injured were taken to hospitals.


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