Girl breaks silence after ski lift accident

Terrifying footage shows Shiloh, 8, holding onto her mother while dangling nearly 25 feet above the ground from a chair at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine.
2:24 | 02/16/21

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We move to that terrifying ski lift fall caught on camera. A young girl dropped 25 feet on a slope in Maine as fellow skiers, you see it there, held that up to break her fall. They're now describing the experience and Stephanie Ramos has their story. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: George, good morning. Some really frightening moments for this little girl and her family on that ski lift. Her mother tells us her daughter slid out of that seat in just minutes. Skiers rushing by to help. Stay right there. Reporter: This is the terrifying moment an 8-year-old dangling 25 feet above the ground from a ski lift at sugarloaf mountain in Maine. It's a horror beyond horror as a parent to have to go through this kind of thing. Reporter: Shiloh never getting on properly. Her mother holding on to her the entire time. I just grabbed her and tried to keep pulling her and she was trying to pull herself up and the lift just keeps going. You know, so it was just like, you know, it was like all of a sudden you're like, oh, no, no, no. I felt like it was going way too fast. Ski patrol and nearby skiers sprang into action holding a catch net to guide her fall. Okay, okay. My mom's right here. Reporter: The second grader okay but she was air-lifted to an area hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition. The resort's general manager saying the safety of our guests is our first priority. Without quick actions this incident could have been much worse. And while experts say they are rare, ski lift accidents do happen. We do find that ski lifts and aerial ropeways are relatively safe forms of transportation but important to follow a few safety tips in order to prevent any lift incidents from asking. Reporter: Like help a lift attendant for help getting on. Make sure children are seated all the way back and do not use phones while loading or unloading. And here's something else to keep in mind a lot of these ski mountains have beginner areas where it's easier to get on the lift and they also have practice chairs where you can practice getting on and off the ski lift. As for Shiloh, despite this incident she says she's anxious to get right back on the slopes. Bless her heart. Thank you.

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