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15-year-old boy dies after falling from ski lift at Quebec resort


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January 15, 2024
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety First Aid Quebec Skiing

Quebec police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old following a Friday night fall from a ski lift in the town of Morin-Heights, about 70 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

Sgt. Catherine Bernard says police were called to the local ski resort at around 10 p.m. for an incident involving a teen.

Bernard says ski resort employees and first responders tried to resuscitate the boy until he was brought to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are working to understand the exact circumstances of the teen’s death, and Bernard says a forensic team was dispatched to the ski hill, whose name ┬ápolice have not disclosed.

However, she says there’s so far no indication of any criminal elements in the case.

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She adds police are examining several possible reasons for the boy’s fall, including a faint.

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