A man was sent to the hospital from a New Hampshire ski resort Saturday, and the ski lift he was on when the incident took place has been closed, officials said.
Terrified witnesses recalled seeing a chair on the ski lift falling to the ground at Wildcat Mountain Saturday afternoon. First responders rushed to help the man before taking him away in an ambulance.
"He was conscious, but he wasn't very talkative," Jeff Doughty said.
It wasn't clear from the initial information released by Vail Resorts what happened to the 22-year-old or what condition he was in after being taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital.
All the people on the Snowcat Triple ski lift when the incident took place were unloaded by about 1:35 p.m., and the lift will be closed during the investigation, Vail Resorts said.
Vail Resorts owns Wildcat Mountain, in Pinkham Notch.
Photos shared by witnesses showed a ski lift chair in the snow, not far from where the man landed.
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"I heard a loud crash that kind of sounded like a car crash, and somebody yell," Doughty recalled.
He and his son Marshal had rode the very same lift minutes before the incident. They remembered the chair swinging a lot.