Brooklyn woman dies after falling off ski lift

New York State Police said Monday that a Brooklyn woman died after falling from a chair lift at a ski area in the Catskills.

Authorities tell local media that the 44-year-old Brooklyn woman was on a lift at Hunter Mountain in Greene County when she fell off around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

The Albany Times-Union reported that the woman was alone on the three-seated chair and the chair began to rock. She reportedly got a ski caught in a pole along the ride and fell to the ground.

Troopers say she died at the scene. An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

No other information has been released.

The accident is under investigation.

Hunter Mountain is located in the town of Hunter, in the northern Catskill Mountains 40 miles southwest of Albany.

The Associated Press contributed to this report