PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Alpine skier Cody Marshall has a head injury after falling about 20 feet while sliding from an escalator railing.

Police say the 26-year-old was out with teammates when he fell off the escalator rail around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a mini-mall on Park City’s Main Street. He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

Park City Police Capt. Phil Kirk says Marshall apparently was sliding down the railing when he fell backward. Kirk says the escalator was out of order and chained off.

Marshall, from Pittsfield, Vt., finished third in the slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships this spring.


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