CANTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A 7-year-old Rockland boy was injured after falling from a ski lift in Canton Monday evening.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at Blue Hills Reservation around 4:30 p.m. after a boy fell about 35 feet from the lift and airlifted him to Boston Children’s Hospital, according to fire officials.
The child was said to have suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“He had head injuries upper-body injuries, for the most part, the terrain below was rocky, grassy and snowy so unknown as what he actually landed on,” Chief Charles Doody said.
He said he and his crew respond to calls at the ski area frequently during the winter months but said it was all hands on deck this time.
“We respond there frequently in the winter months but usually for minor injuries bumps and bruises and things like that but when we receive a call particularly of a child things tend to get into high gear.”
Witnesses were left shaken up.
“It was a thud sound which is so awful, it’s really gruesome,” Libby Hunt told 7NEWS. “But, then we watched him get loaded onto the stretcher from the ski patrol and then brought down the mountain and into the ambulance.”
An investigation is underway to determine how the boy fell from the lift.
“So it’s a two-person lift but he was on by himself I’m pretty sure and you can put the ski bat down but I’m not sure if he had it down or not,” said Brooke McCloy who witnessed the incident.
Canton Fire paramedics treated a child who fell from the ski lift with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Thanks to Boston Medflight for a quick response and to our partners at Canton PD, MSP and Blue Hills Ski Patrol. @CantonMAPolice @MassStatePolice pic.twitter.com/W3XeEEDQ9i
— Canton Fire (@CantonFire1) January 25, 2021
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