Child falls from PCMR lift, flown to hospital
A child fell off a lift at Park City Mountain Resort on Saturday, the resort said, indicating the girl was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital with unspecified injuries.
The resort provided limited details about the fall. PCMR said in a prepared statement the child is an 8-year-old girl from Alpine. She fell off the Silverlode Express lift, a high-speed, six-person lift that serves beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. It is a strategically located lift close to the Quicksilver Gondola that connects the Park City side of PCMR with the Canyons Village side.
The Park City Police Department said the girl fell an estimated 30 feet. PCMR said the ski patrol responded to the report of the fall. A medical helicopter took the girl to Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital.
The Police Department was summoned, but the agency did not have details about the fall other than the height. The Park City Fire District also was called to PCMR. Information from the Fire District was not immediately available.
It is rare for someone to fall off a lift once it leaves the terminal, but accidents as someone is getting on or off a lift are more common. There have been a few cases over the years of people falling off lifts at PCMR or Deer Valley Resort from varying heights.
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Park City Mountain Resort said it plans to open for the ski season as scheduled despite the area experiencing a spell of dry weather and warm daytime temperatures.