Queenstown skifields have reported two accidents on Thursday. First, with the 34-year-old Auckland woman, who airlifted off The Remarkables and has suffered traumatic head injuries and second with a 61-years-old Auckland woman and her partner, both of whom were also injured after falling from a Coronet Peak chairlift.
Both the incidences are following respective investigations because none of the injured woman was skiing or boarding.
Doctors believe that the former case will recover soon whereas the second injured woman has suffered a broken leg. Her partner has also suffered a cut to his shin.
Both the cases have no eye witnesses. St John Queenstown team leader Ms. Alana Reid said that the injured woman was immediately taken to the Dunedin Hospital after the incidence in which she hit her head in a fall while tramping,
Statements from The Remarkables ski area manager, Mr. Ross Lawrence, also confirmed no witness of the incidences. Inquiries so far are indicating that she might have been lying near the top of the mountain range for some five minutes.
In the second case, the woman fell from the chairlift at Coronet Peak. She was treated by skifield medics and has been taken by a St John ambulance to Lakes District Hospital.
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