Brooklyn Mom Dies in Fall From Hunter Mountain Ski Lift
A 44-year-old Brooklyn woman died of injuries suffered when she fell 25 feet from a chairlift at Hunter Mountain ski area in New York’s Catskill Mountains, the Greene County coroner said on Monday.
The woman, who was killed after she slipped from the lift on Sunday afternoon, was identified as Olga Filkin, said coroner Hassan Basagic III. She was married with at least one child, a teenage daughter, he said.
“She was getting ready to get off the chairlift and she fell,” Basagic said.
He said drug and alcohol tests were pending but “I don’t think that was involved.”
New York State Police said the death appeared to be the result of an accident but the investigation was continuing. No further information was available.
Hunter Mountain is located about 130 miles north of New York City.