Girl, 10, injured after 15-foot Pa. ski lift fall

HIDDEN VALLEY, Pa. (AP) - December 29, 2010

Hidden Valley vice president of resort operations Scott Bender says the girl was riding with two friends on a four-passenger chair lift shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Somerset County resort.

Bender says she fell just in front of the unloading station as the girls were raising a metal restraining bar over their heads in preparation for getting off the lift.

Bender says the girl's mother called 911 and an ambulance was dispatched from nearby Bakersville. But the resort's safety patrol took the girl on a toboggan to resort headquarters at the base of the mountain, where a helicopter took her to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. Bender said the girl never lost consciousness, and the flight was a precaution.

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