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Originally published: 2014-02-18 09:57:44
Last modified: 2014-02-18 09:58:29

Young man injured in ski accident

by Allison Haver

An adolescent male was airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center late Monday afternoon after a skiing accident at Appalachian Ski Mountain. 

The young man, said to be 12 to 13 years of age, was hurt after he skied into a tree.

Facial injuries were noted by ski patrol, rescue and Watauga Medics who were treating him.

The young man was found unconscious and suffering from a succession of seizures that may have come from the head injury he suffered in the collision with a tree. 

Responders rushed him to the helipad at Watauga Medical Center for the flight to the Tennessee hospital where he was admitted.