Watch CBS News

Boy Survives 31 Foot Fall From Aspen Highlands Chairlift

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet from a chairlift at the Aspen Highlands ski resort over the weekend. The Aspen Daily News reports that the incident occurred on Saturday.

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 at approximately 2 or 2:30 p.m. when he fell.

(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.