Rescuers helping 80 skiers stuck on Ohio chairlift

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 15, 2011 3:08 pm

CHESTERLAND, Ohio – Rescue crews were helping remove about 80 people stuck on a stalled ski lift Saturday at a northeast Ohio resort, a sheriff’s official said. No injuries were immediately reported.

The lift at Alpine Valley in Munson Township stopped around 3 p.m., Geauga County Sheriff’s Lt. John Hiscox told The Associated Press. He said there were about 80 people initially stuck. The News-Herald newspaper in Willoughby reported that about 30 people remained on the lift at about 4:30 p.m.

Hiscox said Munson Township fire officials were assisted by several other departments in the rescue.


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