17-Year-Old Injured in Gondola Detachment at Sunday River

17-Year-Old Injured in Gondola Detachment at Sunday River

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17-Year-Old Injured in Gondola Detachment at Sunday River

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Sunday River Resort, located in Maine, released a media statement regarding an incident with their Chondola lift last night. A chondola is a lift that uses both conventional chairs and gondola cars.

The resort is reporting that one of the gondola cars detached from the haul rope during a strong gust of wind yesterday evening. A 17-year-old suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Here’s is the full statement from Sunday River:

CHAIRLIFT INCIDENT AT SUNDAY RIVER

NEWRY, ME (February 23, 2022) – At 5:37PM, a gondola cabin detached from the haul rope of the resort’s Chondola lift as a result of a high gust of wind causing the cabin to misfeed into the top terminal of the lift. The cabin fell approximately 10 feet and was occupied by one guest who sustained minor injuries and was transported to the base of the mountain by ski patrol and released. The guest is a 17-year-old and was released to a parent.

Due to increasing winds, the lift was being unloaded and running at half speed under high wind protocol at the time of the incident. All guests remaining on the lift were safely unloaded and night skiing operations were suspended.

There are no photos, videos, or additional information regarding the incident available at this time. Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for any updates.

Featured Image Credit: Sunday River Resort

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