Boy hospitalized after falling 31 feet from Aspen Highlands chairlift

ASPEN, Colo. — A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling 31 feet from a chairlift at Aspen Highlands Ski Resort over the weekend.

The Aspen Daily News reports that the incident occurred Saturday.

Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle said Tuesday that the boy from Aspen had been released from a hospital and was home with his family.

The child was in an Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club program when he fell from the Thunder Bowl lift just after Tower 1.

Hanle said the boy was riding the lift with another child about 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. when he fell.

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