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Jacob Guiterrez falls 45-feet from ski lift

10:57 AM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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By Robert Garrison

SANTA FE, N.M. (KUSA) - A teen survived a nasty fall from a chairlift at a New Mexico ski resort.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, Jacob Guiterrez slipped off a chair at Ski Santa Fe earlier this month while trying to throw a snowball at a friend in the chair in front of him.

He caught himself on an arm rest and tried to pull himself back up. After about six minutes, he just couldn't hang on - any longer.

Gutierrez had a lacerated liver and tears in both lungs, as well as a hairline skull fracture. Despite those injuries, Gutierrez did not need surgery and was released after two days in the hospital.


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