Up To 150 Mountain Guests Airlifted From Broken Chairlift In Austria Today

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According to Local Authorities, up to 150 people were rescued after being stranded on a chairlift today at Kreischberg Ski Resort in Styria, Austria. The rescue was forced to occur after the chairlift suffered from technical difficulties. Thankfully, all of the stranded mountain guests were safely rescued.

The Red Pin marks Kreischberg Ski Resort. Image: Google Maps

“Due to a technical defect we had to stop the double chair lift in the area of Rosenkranz today in the afternoon at about 2:30,” Karl Fussi, a spokesperson for the resort, said. “At 5 o’clock all of the skiers were safe on the ground. Nobody was injured so we were quite happy that we were successful.”

The pictures above show stranded individuals on the chairlift being rescued by army helicopters.

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