University of Utah Student Dies in Chairlift Fall

February 1, 2012

A 19-year-old University of Utah student has died after falling about 30 feet from a Park City ski resort’s chairlift.

Canyons Ski Resort spokesman Steve Pastorino says the woman may have been suffering a medical episode when she fell from the High Meadow lift just before noon on Sunday.

He says ski patrol workers arrived within one minute of the fall to give first aid. She was pronounced dead about two hours later.

Resort officials say the lift is on a slope used for beginners and has chairs with safety bars. Investigators aren’t sure whether the woman was using the bar when she fell.

Her name has not yet been released.

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