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Child falls off ski lift in Tirol

Child fell from ski lift in Tirol

A child fell from a ski lift after a ski instructor tried to hold onto her for over 500 metres before losing her strength and having to let her go.

The six-year-old got onto the ski lift in Lermoos in Tirol, Austria with her ski course group.

The child ran into difficulty getting onto the lift, but the ski instructor managed to grab hold of her to stop her falling initially.

After holding onto the child for over 500 metres she had to let go and the child fell 10 metres to the ground from the chair lift.

The child suffered cuts and bruises and concussion and was airlifted to hospital in Garmisch, Germany.

Police are now investigating why the lift was not stopped immediately.

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