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Feb 21, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Santa Fe New Mexican: A 17-year-old Albuquerque teen who fell about 45 feet from a ski-lift chair onto steep, snowy terrain at Ski Santa Fe a few weeks ago is reportedly OK.

Cody Sheppard, the ski patrol director at Ski Santa Fe: “It was kind of a dramatic deal. I guess he was attempting to throw a snowball to the chair in front of him, where some friends were, and when he threw the snowball, the momentum just carried him out of the chair. He did hang on for awhile, but then he had to drop.”

Sheppard said the teen was taken off the mountain via helicopter, as a precaution, because it was hard to tell what internal injuries he might have sustained. “TriipyHD,” who posted the video, noted under the clip that the teen’s injuries included “concussion, skull fracture, collapsed lung and a lacerated liver.”