8-year-old skier suffers injuries in fall from chairlift

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 3:10 a.m.



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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A young Northern California girl is recovering from her injuries after falling from a chairlift at Squaw Valley Resort in the Lake Tahoe area.

The 8-year-old girl, who had been wearing a helmet, was taken to a Reno hospital after the Saturday incident near Tahoe City, California. She reportedly suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. An update on her condition was not immediately known.

Resort officials said in a statement that ski patrollers had responded and administered emergency medical care on the girl before she was flown to Renown Medical Center.

She had reportedly been on the lift with her mother and they did not have the restraint bar lowered when she fell. The resort recommends that the public use the restraint bars, but the action is not required.

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