The company which runs a ski resort where five children and an adult were injured when a chairlift derailed has said it is “extremely upset” by the incident.
In a statement published on its Facebook page, Lecht 2090 said it did not know what caused the malfunction at 3.25pm yesterday afternoon.
An investigation is due to take place by the Health and Safety Executive and the chairlift, which is the only lift of its kind at the ski resort, is expected to remain closed for some time.
The statement read: “Some of you might know there was an incident with the chairlift this afternoon (Tuesday) where six people were injured.
“We are extremely upset that these people have been injured but as yet we don’t [know] the cause of the problem with the chair.”
Five children and an adult were taken to hospital after the incident at the Lecht Ski Centre near Tomintoul.
Three were airlifted from the slope while the others were taken by ambulance. None were thought to be in a life-threatening condition.