8-Year-Old Falls From Ski Lift

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0  Updated at 8:29 am, December 31st, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(SUN VALLEY, ID) – An 8-year-old boy survived a nearly 40-foot fall from a chair on a ski lift in Sun Valley, Monday. Officials say the boy slipped out of his jacket and dangled above the ground for about five minutes until ski patrollers could get a safety pad beneath him to break the force of impact. When the boy finally dropped, he hit the pad and was uninjured. Managers praised the quick thinking of nearby skiers who worked fast to ensure that the boy had something safe to land on. The boy reportedly resumed skiing after the incident.