On Valentines Day 2016 a boy was left stranded 30 feet in the air on a chairlift at Sugar Mountain, according to WSOC.
The child had taken the chairlift up the hill near the end of day. Upon reaching the top, the boy decided not to get off and to ride the lift back down the hill. On this ride down the chair stopped, leaving the boy stranded 30 feet up in the air with temperatures falling into the teens.
A 15-page lawsuit says that the child was so cold and desperate for help that he jumped. The lawsuit says, “In an effort to survive, the teen took off his snowboard, crawled over the edge of the chair, grasped a bar below the chair, hung on and then let go, falling over 30 feet to the frozen ground below.”
The lawsuit goes on to say that when the boy came to, he crawled 200 yards out of the heavily wooded area to a ski run. He then crawled an additional 300 yards down that ski run to the Terrain Park area, which had reopened for night skiing where two people found him and called the ski patrol.
The lawsuit is asking for compensatory damages in exceeding $75,000.
Find the entire WSOC article here: Child left stranded 30 feet in air on NC ski lift, lawsuit claims