Ski victim recovering at IWK

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Teen suffered severe injury at Ski Wentworth

A helmet, LifeFlight and the IWK probably combined to save the life of a Penobsquis, N.B. teen.

A 13-year-old New Brunswick teen, injured in a crash at Ski Wentworth last weekend, is recovering.

HALIFAX – A New Brunswick teen who suffered severe injuries last weekend at Ski Wentworth is recovering.

Olivia McLean was being awakened from an induced coma earlier this week.

The 13-year-old was airlifted to the IWK Children’s Hospital after an incident at the ski hill on Feb. 15. She was competing in a ski race at the hill and was out with others cleaning up after the event when she fell.

Her grandfather Stephen Moffett told a Halifax newspaper that a helmet, LifeFlight and staff at the IWK combined to save the life of the Penobsquis girl.

Helmets are mandatory on ski hills in Nova Scotia, but not at Poley Mountain near Sussex, where she is a member of the racing club.

Geographic location: HALIFAX, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Poley Mountain Sussex

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