The Olean Times Herald is reporting that a North Creek, NY man was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for making a sworn written statement which he gave to State Police after claiming that he had been stranded on a chairlift at Gore Mountain.
The man swore that on the night of March 31 he was left on a lift, 30 feet off the ground, for about 15 hours during a light snowstorm.
Isaac Hyde, 37, was fined $1,000 and faces a one-year conditional discharge. The conditional discharge requires him to avoid re-arrest and meet other conditions, or risk re-sentencing to up to a year in Warren County Jail.
State Police became suspicious of Hyde’s story due to the fact he was not hypothermic or exhibiting any signs of frostbite. Hyde had formerly worked at Gore.
Find the entire Olean Times Herald article here: North Creek man convicted of false statement for ski lift ‘stranding’