A mother and her two daughters were injured after falling from a cable car in the small ski area in Colorado on Thursday. The woman died from her injuries.
40-year-old woman with two children from 9 to 12 years, fell from a height of 20 feet above the ground in the snow. The tragedy occurred in the ski resort Granby Ranch, a family-centred, which is 90 miles West of Denver. Two children were hospitalized in stable condition. The investigators did not mention the names of the victims and said that was the reason for their fall.
The investigator Shelley Olson said that the state authorities shall supervise the event and assist in the investigation of the incident. The statement said that the tragedy occurred at about 9:30 a.m., according to CBS Denver.
Ski area about 90 miles West of Denver has positioned itself as a family-friendly resort without the hustle and bustle, better known ski resorts. The death rate from crashes and falls on ski resorts in the United States is low. According to the National Association of ski areas, the number of deaths from failure amounted to a total of 12 people since 1973. In the period since 2004 was registered 3 deaths from falls.
The latest death occurred during one of the busiest weeks of the season for the ski resorts in Colorado.
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