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Snowboarding teen injured at ski area

A 14-year-old girl snowboarding in Westford’s Nashoba Valley Ski Area was taken by medical helicopter this morning after she was found unconscious following a jump, according to a manager at the resort.

“Our patrol responded immediately,” said Al Fletcher, general manager of Nashoba Valley. He said that the girl was snowboarding around 11:30 a.m. in the Terrain Park area of the resort when she went over a jump and was then found unconsciousness by the ski patrol.

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The teen was accompanied by her mother, Fletcher said. She was flown to Boston Children’s Hospital and had not regained consciousness by the time she left the ski area, he said.

Westford police and fire departments had no further information on the incident or on the girl’s condition.

The Terrain Park area, a part of a ski resort typically used for tricks, has numerous jibs, rails, and jumps for use by skiiers and snowboarders.

Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at
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