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(FRANKLIN COUNTY, Maine) — Workers at Sugarloaf Mountain evacuated riders on a chair lift Saturday after an accident left seven people injured.

There were about 200 people on the King Pine lift Saturday morning when it suddenly stopped and then went backwards, according to a spokeswoman for the Maine ski area.

All available mountain safety personnel were sent to the scene to evacuate the skiers on the lift, the Maine ski resort said in a statement.

The injured guests were treated by ski patrol and were transported off the mountain. They were to be treated by emergency medical responders who were on site, the statement said.

Three were taken to local hospitals with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin said in a statement.

The lift was closed and the cause of the accident was under investigation, the statement said.

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