Vienna boy fall from ski lift in Flachau

Vienna’s 8 year old boy was injured after falling from a ski lift in Flachau, Salzburg, after 2 men who were sitting beside him opened the safety bar just before the exit.

When the men opened the safety bar he slipped out of his seat, fell around five metres and landed in the snow. He broke his forearm and hurt serious abrasions to his face. The boy was visiting with a school group for a skiing holiday.

The accident took place at around 11am on the Star Jet 1 chairlift at Flachau Griessenkar resort according to Police.

Eyewitness hurried to relief the injured boy and called the emergency services. A snowcat was used to take the boy to hospital.