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9-year-old boy falls 15 feet from Boyce Park ski lift |

9-year-old boy falls 15 feet from Boyce Park ski lift

Theresa Clift
| Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:39 p.m
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Boyce Park's ski lift.

A 9-year-old boy was not injured despite falling about 15 feet from a ski lift at Boyce Park in Plum on Sunday afternoon, according to Amie Downs, Allegheny County spokeswoman.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

While riding the lift, the boy bent over and was playing with his snowboard while trying to fit one of his feet into it, said Andrew Baechle, director of county parks.

After the boy fell, he was alert and wanted to continue to snowboard, Baechle said.

The boy was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The slopes, which were busy Sunday, remained open.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, or via Twitter @tclift.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Theresa at 412-380-5669, or via Twitter .

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