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167 skiers pulled off broken ski lift at Deer Valley Resort


PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Officials said 167 skiers were stranded for several hours before being rescued from a broken ski lift at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Officials say the Carpenter Express chairlift experienced a mechanical failure around 2:38 p.m. Friday. Mountain operations staff got the chairlift moving again and implemented lift evacuation procedures by 3:15 p.m. and successfully evacuated all of the skiers by 5:20 p.m. Video from skiers posted to social media showed staff members using ropes to help lower stranded skiers down to the ground. They planned to resume operations of the Carpenter Express chairlift Saturday.

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