Ski board skiers boarder skid in snow
In a snowstorm on Tuesday, two skiers on a ski board skid into a large lake.
The incident took place on an 18-mile (30-kilometer) section of the Appalachian Trail.
The skiers, two women and two men, are now recovering in the hospital.
According to a release from the US Forest Service, the two skier boards went over a steep slope at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday and came to rest on top of a tree in the snow.
The two women on board suffered minor injuries.
A third woman, who was not injured, ran over to help and got the two injured skiers to safety.
The USFS says the skiers were using a harness to board the boarder.
The trail was closed in both directions during the incident, and the USFS is investigating.
The accident happened near the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Park in Maine.
The ski resort is owned by ski area operator Natura, which is located about a mile (1.6 kilometers) east of Augusta.