Fashion designer Rachel Zoe said she and her husband were “shattered and numb” after their 9-year-old son fell 40 feet off a Colorado ski lift.
Zoe said it was a “miracle” that Skyler Morrison Berman was alive after falling Sunday, “Today” reported.
“Sky fell 40 feet from a ski lift yesterday, which could have been easily prevented if the operator had stopped the lift when he saw Sky wasn’t on from the start and (husband Rodger Berman) screaming to stop the lift,” Zoe said said in her Instagram Stories feed on Monday. “Needless to say, by a miracle and the ski patrol heroes who quickly put a mat under where they thought he would fall ultimately saved his life or from what could have happened,” she wrote.
Zoe added that her son is in “great spirits” but “sore,” CNN reported.
“Sky was more braver than either of us and we continue (to) just kiss, hug, and simply just stare at him,” Zoe told NBC News. “Hug your babies extra from us today.”
Jeff Hanle, a spokesperson for Aspen Skiing Company, told NBC News in a statement that ski personnel responded to a report of a child hanging from a ski lift.
“Resort employees were able to place a number of pads under the chair,” Hanle said. “The boy was released and dropped approximately 20 feet to the pads below, where ski patrol was on (the) scene.”
Zoe also shared a video of her son getting out of bed.
“Hi everyone. I’m OK, just sore,” he said. “And to show you that I’m OK, I’m gonna stand up — see look, I can stand up — and I can walk. See, I’m totally fine, it’s just I’m a little sore and I’m kinda hurting, but I’m fine.”