Your Worst Skiing Fear Comes True: Kid Falls From Ski Lift [VIDEO]

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I was skiing when my friend gets off balance and ends up hanging from the chair. He did not have the security bar down. He hung from about Pole 8 to 21, and at 21 he fell. This was on a lift that averages 37ft above the ground, But pole 21 was the 3rd highest strech at about 45ft high, 19 being the highest. He suffered from injuries including: concussion, skull fracture, collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver.

He had to be helicoptered out to a local hospital.

So there you have it. Keep the security bar down.

Or, if you have to fall, calculate which pole is closest to the ground and fall there. Duh.

via Reddit