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Girl, 15, dies after jumping from a chairlift at Quebec ski hill

The incident took place Wednesday night at the Mont-Vidéo ski resort in Barraute, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Incident took place Wednesday night at Mont-Vidéo, in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

At around 9:15 p.m., the 15-year-old girl and her friend deliberately jumped off the chairlift before getting to the top, in order to access an off-track slope, Quebec provincial police say. (Radio-Canada)

A teenager has died after jumping from a chairlift at the Mont-Vidéo ski resort in Barraute, in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec.

At around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, the 15-year-old girl and her friend deliberately jumped off the chairlift before reaching the top, in order to access an off-track slope, Quebec provincial police said.

The victim landed on a rock that was covered with snow. Her friend survived.

According to Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Marie-Josée Ouellet, the victim was then transported to the Amos Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The SQ have launched an investigation, and Mont-Vidéo was closed on Thursday. 

In a statement, the ski resort said it wishes to offer condolences to the family members and friends of the victim. 

It's unclear whether the two girls were skiing or snowboarding.

With files from La Presse Canadienne