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On Sunday afternoon, a chair plummeted more than 20 feet at Mt. Bachelor. Thankfully that chair was empty at the time of the incident.
Ski resort officials have confirmed that the chair was descending the Sunrise Express lift at Mt. Bachelor when it became detached, falling to the ground on Sunday afternoon around 1:15 p.m.
A witness reported that their was a “abrupt stop” on the lift about five minutes earlier.
No persons were reported injured as a result of the fall, but the Sunrise Lift was closed for the rest of the day so that personnel could investigate the accident.