“All I can remember is seeing the metal bar that comes down just fly up, and I just remember seeing myself in the air. I was there for a good time. And then it was like my life in front of my eyes.”
Emma LaPinto was at Beech Mountain Ski Resort for her birthday when a waterpipe burst below the chairlift she was riding. LaPinto ended up on the ground and is recovering from bruising throughout her body and an air bubble in her chest. This is her firsthand recollection of events.