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Brooklyn RP Mother dies in a Tragic Fall From a Chairlift at Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

A 2006 file photo showing skiers riding the D chairlift past the Katskill Mountain Club at the base of Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y

NEW YORK- 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 two children.
 
Per report on NBC:

"Filkin fell about 22 feet to the ground, according to the resort. She had taken the lift about 100 feet up the hill when she fell.  Filkin fell from the "D" lift, a triple chair that carries skiers from the base of the mountain to a point about halfway up, according to the resort.
She was treated at the scene by ski patrol and brought to the resort's first aid room, where she was pronounced dead.  An autopsy was conducted and St. Peter's Hospital, state police said. Her death was ruled accidental and consistent with a fall.
 
In a statement, the president of the resort called the woman's death a "terrible tragedy."
 

Filkin's acquaintenance stated when she learned of the tragedy, "I knew Olga. It is so crazy it happened to her because she was an experienced skier, was skiing on top mountains all over the world for years! Very big tragedy for her family and friends. "
 
Although news sources are reporting the death accidental, some people in our group are stating that the police investigation is ongoing.
 
Hunter Mountain is located about 130 miles north of New York City.
 
Russian Parents group sends our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. 
 
[SOURCE: NBCWashington.com, TimesUnion.com, Yahoo.com]