01/01/2016 06:23 EST | Updated 01/01/2016 06:59 EST

Saskatchewan Ski Lift Accident Leaves 7-Year-Old Girl Dangling By Helmet

Mission Ridge Winter Park

FORT QU'APPELLE, Sask. — A mishap on a chair lift at a Saskatchewan ski hill left a seven-year-old dangling from the restraining bar by her helmet.

Don Williams of Mission Ridge Winter Park in Fort Qu'Appelle says it happened on Thursday afternoon when the little girl slipped between the restraining bar and the front edge of her seat.

He says she "didn't load quite right'' and ended up hanging by her helmet about six metres in the air.

Ladders wouldn't reach her so Williams says staff had to catch her in a net.

Williams says the girl was taken to hospital and was released a short time after.

He says crews at the park train for such situations.


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