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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Westport Woman Rescued From Stalled Vt. Ski Lift

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Westporter Debbie Kowalksky, 49, was among 300 skiers on a stalled Mount Snow, Vermont ski lift today who had to be rescued with ropes and harnesses after two hours above the mountain slope. Staples High School student Kaela Kowalsky, 16, who was skiing with her family, said there were about 300 skiers on the lift when it came to a halt because of a mechanical malfunction. “My mom is just fine, but she was a little nervous getting of the chairlift and the initial jumping off of it,” she said. Kaela said her mom, who she said skis every weekend, decided to stop skiing for the day after the rescue. A Mount Snow spokesman attributed the problem to a “gearbox malfunction” and said the harness evacuation was the first “in a very, very long time.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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