RUMFORD (AP) — A teenage skier has been taken to the hospital after getting injured at the Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford in what officials described as a “pond-skimming accident.”

General Manager Jim Carter told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1HeIlbO ) the girl was completing a run at the base of the mountain Sunday afternoon when she attempted to skim across a pond on her skis.

Carter says the girl fell and landed on her side. He says her injuries did not appear serious but she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Carter did not release a name but said she is a high school student.

Black Mountain hosts a family weekend each year and creates a pond about 75 feet in length and 3 feet deep for its skimming event.


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