Boy hospitalized after fall from Aspen Highlands lift
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet (9.4 meters) from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort over the weekend.
The Aspen Daily News reports that the incident occurred Saturday at Aspen Highlands.
Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday that the boy from Aspen had been released from the hospital and was home with his family.
The child was in an Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club program when he fell from the Thunder Bowl lift just after Tower 1.
Hanle said the boy was riding the lift with another child around 2 or 2:30 p.m. when he fell.
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