June 22, 2018
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Brunswick reporter sues ski area over accident

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Maine — A newspaper reporter is suing a Maine ski area two years after breaking her back while riding inside a giant ball down a ski trail for a story.

Rebekah Metzler, of Brunswick, worked for the Sun Journal of Lewiston in June 2008 when the Lost Valley ski area in Auburn invited her to write about its newest attraction — a car-sized inflatable sphere in which riders are strapped inside and rolled down a grassy hill.

In her complaint in Androscoggin County Superior Court, Metzler said she suffered painful and permanent injuries after the ball went out of control off the course.

An owner of Lost Valley told the Sun Journal she had no comment on the lawsuit.

Metzler now works as a reporter for Maine Today Media.

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