3 in Southeast Minnesota Injured When Chairlift Falls 30 Feet

Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say three men have been injured after a chairlift carrying them to the top of a ski slope came loose and fell about 30 feet to the ground.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon at the Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort in Wabasha.

Wabasha police say all three men were found conscious. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says one man was airlifted to a hospital with a back injury.

Police say the resort remained open, but the chairlift was closed and being inspected.