Child hospitalized after injury at Mohawk Mountain ski lift

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CORNWALL — A 6-year-old girl has been hospitalized after falling from a ski lift at the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, according to initial dispatch reports.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the mountain’s ski patrol building off Great Hollow Road around 3:30 p.m.

The girl was reported to be conscious and breathing, according to initial dispatch reports.

“As an active ski area, incidents do occur almost every day,” said Carol Lugar, president of the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area.

She said a child was injured “in a lift-served area,” and transported down the mountain by the ski patrol in a toboggan “per protocol.”

The lift was stopped while the child was being attended to, according to Lugar, and later reopened.

She said the child was taken to “a local hospital” by ambulance, not a LifeStar helicopter as had been reported on social media.

“No further information is available about this individual. The chairlift is currently operating, and trails it serves are open,” Lugar said.

Connecticut Media Group