A 7-year-old boy from Rockland who fell from a ski lift at the Blue Hills Ski Area on Monday was taken by helicopter to Boston Children’s Hospital and is expected to survive, authorities said.
The child, who was not identified, fell about 35 feet and sustained serious injuries, Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said in a statement. He was visiting the ski area with family, according to David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.
The resort’s ski patrol provided medical care on scene until the arrival of Canton Fire Department paramedics, who were summoned there shortly after 4:20 p.m., Doody said. Ski patrol then turned the boy over to the paramedics, and the fire department requested a medical helicopter, he said.
Canton police and State Police helped secure an area on Blue Hill River Road, where the helicopter landed at 5:13 p.m. and then flew to Boston Children’s Hospital, according to Doody.
State Police are investigating the fall, and the agency has notified the State Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Procopio said.
Officials at the Blue Hills Ski Area could not immediately be reached late Monday afternoon.
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