A teenager jumps off a chair lift and died in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Une adolescente saute d’un télésiège et meurt en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

VAL-D’OR – A teenager has died after falling from a ski lift Wednesday evening at the ski resort le Mont-Video, Barraute, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the young 15 year-old daughter and her friend would be voluntarily thrown out of the chairlift before their arrival at the summit in order to try a “glide special”.

The manoeuvre would have been successful by the girlfriend, but the victim would have unfortunately jumped on a rock that was covered in snow.

The sergente Marie-Josée Ouellet indicates that the fall caused injuries that forced the transport to the resident of Val-d’or, at the hospital of Amos. His death was found a little later.

It is not known if the friends were skiing or snowboarding.

A survey has therefore been opened by the SQ to clarify the circumstances which led to this tragic incident occurred around 21: 15.

It is to be noted that the ski resort Mont Video is closed for the day on Thursday.

The management of the institution had not returned the call of The canadian Press at the time of writing these lines.

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