Video shows skiers trying to rescue a teen on the ice as she falls from a California lift

A 16-year-old snowboarder was taken to hospital after she slipped off her chairlift Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in California and fell several feet onto the snow below, ABC7 reported.

Video footage from the incident, which occurred on the morning of January 27, shows the teenager dangling from the chair as fellow passengers cling to her and try to pull her back while staff and other guests scramble to put a net under her. To help mitigate falls. The girl is then seen falling to the ground below as a large crowd gathers around the net.

“Five Mammoth Mountain employees and eight guests responded immediately and placed the idler net under the guest,” Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort said in a statement to ABC7.

When the girl slipped from the grip of her fellow riders and fell, the net “slowed but did not stop her fall,” the resort said.

She was then transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

“Our thoughts are with the guest and her family,” the resort said in its statement.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and the Mammoth Police Department did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for information and an update on the girl’s health.

Uphill skiers climb a designated uphill trail at Mammoth Mountain on February 18, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California.Uphill skiers climb a designated uphill trail at Mammoth Mountain on February 18, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Uphill skiers climb a designated uphill trail at Mammoth Mountain on February 18, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is located in the Mammoth Lakes region of California, along the Interstate 395 corridor in the Eastern Sierra, about 315 miles north of Los Angeles. Mammoth Mountain is California’s highest all-season resort, sitting approximately 11,053 feet above sea level, according to Resort location.

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