7-Year-Old Skier Critical After Falling 60 Feet from Lift Chair

SUGAR BOWL, CALIFORNIA - A little boy is in critical condition Monday after falling 60 feet from a chair lift Sunday.

It 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.

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. He was care-flighted to Renown where surgery was performed to relieve pressure on his brain by removing a part of his skull. He is listed in critical condition in pediatric ICU.

According to a officials, the boy was not a beginner and was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

An investigation is ongoing to determine if the safety bar was down when he fell.

No additional details are released as this time including the victim's name.

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