Mother dies after falling out of Colorado ski resort chairlift with children

Calvin SaundersDec 31, 2016

A woman is dead after a fall at a Colorado ski resort in which she and two underage kids tumbled from a ski lift.

The 25-foot fall killed the 40-year-old mother, who was pronounced dead at a Granby emergency room, according to police. The family was visiting from Texas.

One of the children was hospitalized in stable condition and the other was flown to a children's hospital in suburban Denver for treatment.

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Police said the three victims were transported to the medical center in Granby where medical personnel confirmed that the woman had died.

Olson then said that the chair the family of three had been on had still remained to be attached to the entire chairlift after they fell. The 12-year-old daughter was treated at a local hospital and released.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office and Granby Police Department launched an investigation into the incident.

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Authorities had not released the names of those involved.

The Quickdraw Lift has been temporarily shut down and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board is investigating the incident.

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