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7-Year-Old Falls From Seven Springs Ski Lift

SEVEN SPRINGS (KDKA) - A 7-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Friday after falling from a ski lift at Seven Springs Resort.

Somerset County emergency dispatchers say it happened around 3:30 p.m.

Multiple emergency crews responded and the child was flown to Children's Hospital.

It is not clear what led to the accident or how badly the child was hurt.

Seven Springs Communications Manager Katie Buchan released a statement:

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 pm at The Streets terrain park, near the base of the Polar Bear Express chairlift. The guest fell approximately 30 feet from the chair onto an embankment. Ski Patrol was notified immediately and the guest was flown by helicopter to the hospital. At this time, I do not know which hospital. Seven Springs is currently investigating the incident.

Seven Springs says state inspectors arrived Friday evening after the girl's fall, but a spokesperson says there's nothing to indicate a mechanical problem with the lift.

In fact, the lift was up and running again a short time after the incident.

The Polar Bear Express seats six people across each chair and has a safety bar riders lower.

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