One person killed in chairlift failure at Indiana lake

A private lift at an Indiana lake collapsed Friday night , killing one person and critically injuring three.
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A private lift at an Indiana lake collapsed Friday night , killing one person and critically injuring three.

Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer

Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer

One person died and three others were injured critically Friday when a private chairlift collapsed and fell down a steep embankment into an Indiana lake, WFLI reported.

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The incident occurred at Lake Freeman in Monticello, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Monticello Fire Department Assistant Chief Craig Green said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other three were flown to area hospitals.

Several homes along Lake Freeman have steep drops to the shoreline, and residents use chairlifts to reach their boats and docks, WISH reported.

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