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Credit: Lake & Mchenry County Scanner Facebook page
Credit: Lake & Mchenry County Scanner Facebook page
UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3. 

The condition of a 17-year-old employee who was injured at Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park in Algonquin after becoming entrapped in a conveyer lift was not being released as of Sunday night, according to the Daily Herald. 

The injury is being referred to as serious and occurred when the boy was working on the gear lift at Raging Buffalo Sunday afternoon, according to the article. 

Raging Buffalo was closed Sunday following the incident and will remain closed all day Monday, according to Raging Buffalo's Facebook page. The following update was posted on the Raging Buffalo Facebook page Sunday evening: 

A Raging Buffalo Employee was injured today in a lift related incident. We view all of our staff as family and ask that you keep our injured employee, their family, and our staff in your thoughts and prayers. We'd like to thank our guests and staff for their assistance today in evacuating the hill as local fire departments, our staff, and our ski and snowboard patrol assisted on the injury. We will be closed the remainder of today and tomorrow Monday, March 3rd as we are all shaken up by the incident today.


A 17-year-old employee at Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park in Algonquin was airlifted to an area hospital Sunday after he became stuck in a conveyer lift at the park, according to a Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release.

Emergency personnel were called to Raging Buffalo, 19N475 Route 31 in Algonquin, at 1:46 p.m. after an employee at Raging Buffalo found the teen. The teen's arm reportedly become stuck in a gear lift, according to a CINS Dispatch  update sent out at 2:18 p.m. 

The boy was extricated by emergency personnel at 2:47 p.m. and was air-lifted by Flight for Life to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the press release. 

Over 30 personnel along with four engines, one truck, two squads and two ambulances responded to the accident Sunday, which is under investigation. 

Responding fire departments include: Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Fox River Grove, East Dundee, Wauconda, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Nunda Township, Cary, Fire Departments.


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