Scots Boy Survives 30-Foot Fall From Ski Lift

A 11-year-old boy from Scotland had a miraculous escape after falling 30 feet from a ski lift in the French Alps. The boy, who has not been named, suffered only minor injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble.

How Did The Accident Happen?

The boy was on a family holiday in the ski resort of La Plagne, where he was taking ski lessons with his brother and a group of other children. According to reports, the boy was sitting on the edge of the ski lift chair, which did not have a safety bar. He lost his balance and slipped off the chair, plunging 30 feet to the ground below. The incident happened on Monday, March 3, around 11:30 a.m. local time.

How Did The Boy Survive?

The boy was lucky to land on a pile of soft snow, which cushioned his fall and prevented more serious injuries. He was also wearing a helmet, which protected his head from any impact. The boy was conscious and alert when the rescue team arrived. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble, where he was treated for a broken leg and some bruises. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Scots Boy Survives 30-Foot Fall From Ski Lift

What Was The Reaction Of The Family And The Resort?

The boy’s family, who are from Edinburgh, were shocked and relieved by the accident. They praised the ski instructors and the rescue team for their quick and professional response. They also thanked the hospital staff for their care and support. The boy’s father said: “We are very grateful that he is alive and well. It was a terrifying experience, but he is a brave and strong boy. He is looking forward to getting back on the slopes soon.”

The resort of La Plagne expressed its sympathy and regret for the accident. It said that it was investigating the cause of the incident and that it was cooperating with the authorities. It also said that it was reviewing its safety measures and procedures to prevent any similar accidents in the future. It said: “We are deeply sorry for what happened to the boy and his family. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.”

What Are The Safety Tips For Ski Lifts?

Ski lifts are an essential and convenient way of transporting skiers and snowboarders to the slopes. However, they also pose some risks and require some precautions. Here are some safety tips for using ski lifts:

  • Always follow the instructions and signs of the ski lift operators and staff.
  • Always use the safety bar if the ski lift chair has one. If not, sit back and hold on to the chair firmly.
  • Always keep your skis or snowboard parallel to the ground and do not swing them or let them hang down.
  • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear when skiing or snowboarding.
  • Always check the weather and the conditions of the slopes before going on the ski lift.
  • Always stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other skiers or snowboarders on the ski lift and the slopes.
By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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