March 21, 2016 6:21 pm
Updated: March 22, 2016 12:09 am

Young boy injured after 14-metre fall from Lake Louise chair lift

WATCH ABOVE: A boy was airlifted to Alberta Children's Hospital after falling 14 meters off a ski lift at Lake Louise. The resort says the chair's safety bar was not in the proper position. Tracy Nagai reports.


A young boy was injured Monday afternoon after falling 14 metres (45 feet) from the Glacier Chair Lift, Lake Louise Ski Resort staff said.

Resort spokesperson Dan Markham said the accident happened just after 2 p.m. MT.

He said a 10-year-old boy fell from the chair lift, and that the safety bar was not down at the time.

Markham said the boy was assessed by the Lake Louise Ski Patrol and transported to the bottom of the hill to meet STARS Air Ambulance.

He believed injuries included a broken leg.

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise, Alta.

STARS Air Ambulance responded to a call after Lake Louise staff said a young boy fell from a chairlift March 21, 2016.

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