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Youth critically injured at ski resort

January 13, 2003

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A 12-year-old skier was seriously injured Friday afternoon at Whitetail Mountain Resort near Mercersburg.

The boy was in critical condition late Friday at Washington County Hospital, a nursing supervisor said.

Members of Whitetail's ski patrol discovered the boy unconscious beside a trail about 3:35 p.m., began CPR and called for emergency help, Resort General Manager Don MacAskill said.

A Maryland State Police helicopter transported the boy, who appeared to have suffered a head injury, to the hospital, MacAskill said.

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