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'Our Christmas miracle': Boy in recovery after 20-foot fall from Brian Head chairlift

First responders care for Robby Brown after he fell from a chairlift in Brian Head Wednesday.

First responders care for Robby Brown after he fell from a chairlift in Brian Head Wednesday. (Courtesy of Natalie Brown via Cedar City News)


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CEDAR CITY — Six-year-old Robby Brown is recovering in the hospital after taking a 20-foot fall from a ski lift in Brian Head Wednesday afternoon and sustaining multiple injuries.

The family was enjoying a short vacation to the mountain town. Several of their children were taking private lessons at the Brian Head Ski Resort, Natalie Brown told Cedar City News. The family visits the resort regularly and has ski passes.

Robby has been skiing for several years and Tuesday was taking advanced lessons.

"He's a very good skier," she said, adding that Robby spent all day on the slopes.

He was riding the Navajo Express Chair Lift when he fell 20 feet into the snowpack, Brian Head deputy marshal Jared Burton told Cedar City News, adding that the cause of the incident was unclear.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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