Snowboarder Falls off of Chairlift at New Mexico Resort
Holy Shit! This is why we put down the safety bar on the chairlift! This is insane.
From the YouTube post “I was skiing when my friend gets off balance and ends up hanging from the chair. He did not have the security bar down. He hung from about Pole 8 to 21, and at 21 he fell. This was on a lift that averages 37ft above the ground, But pole 21 was the 3rd highest stretch at about 45ft high, 19 being the highest. He suffered from injuries including: concussion, skull fracture, collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver. He had to be helicoptered out to a local hospital. There have been quite a few questions about where his board went, he unhooked it (I have no idea how snowboards work I ski) he hung with hand to do this. He did this to gain some sort of grip or something. Obviously that didn’t work.”