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Skier critically injured on Ragged Mountain in Danbury

New Hampshire Union Leader

January 29. 2012 10:56PM

A 60-year-old man hurt while skiing on a Ragged Mountain Resort trail in Danbury Sunday was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with critical injuries.

Danbury Fire Chief Tom Austin said the skier suffered 'multiple traumatic injuries' that are potentially life-threatening. The man, who was wearing a helmet, was skiing a 'blue square trail' on a lower ridge trail when the incident occurred about 9:40 a.m., Ragged Mountain Resort spokeswoman Stacy Lopes said.

Ski patrol was at the skier's side in a minute, brought him down the mountain in a sled and called in the Dartmouth-Hitchock Advanced Response Team air transport helicopter, Lopes said. The skier was in the helicopter and en route to Lebanon by 11 a.m., Lopes said.

Danbury fire also responded with an ambulance and helped prepare a landing zone for the helicopter at the base of the mountain, Chief Austin said.

Lopes would not say how the skier was hurt nor would comment on his condition. Ski patrol is investigating, she said.

She would not release the identity of the skier.

Austin said the skier continued to be treated for potentially life threatening injuries late Sunday afternoon. He also would not release the man's identity.

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