Six Year Old Dies in Quebec T-Bar Incident

Quebec’s Val Saint-Côme reported a young girl died following an accident on a T-Bar Sunday morning. “The family of Val-Saint-Côme is deeply saddened by a tragic accident which occurred Sunday on the mountain,” said François Gagnon, President and CEO of the resort in a statement. “A young skier unfortunately lost her life during the ascent of a T-Bar style lift. It goes without saying that all our thoughts go out to family and friends. An investigation is underway to understand the circumstances of the accident and we will cooperate fully with the authorities.”

The “A” T-Bar serves as a beginner lift and was built by Doppelmayr in 1979.

The resort had just finished hosting an FIS World Cup freestyle skiing event Saturday and closed early Sunday following the child’s death.

Update: Preliminary reports suggest the girl’s clothing may have become entangled with a T. At this time authorities do not believe the lift malfunctioned. The T-Bar remains closed.

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