- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Ski Patrol member from Terry Peak in the Black Hills remains hospitalized with a severe spinal cord injury after falling from a chairlift.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2jkO7Wy ) 24-year-old Drew Stephens was in fair condition at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

According to a GoFundMe page that’s raised nearly $18,000 for Stephens as of Saturday, he was finishing his last sweeps as an emergency medical technician and wilderness first responder when the accident happened last Sunday.

Stephens’ family says on his CaringBridge page that he’s undergone surgery, and that the next step will be moving him to a rehabilitation hospital.

With a summit at 7,100 feet, Terry Peak bills itself as offering the highest lift service between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps.

The accident remains under investigation.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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