SPOKANE, Wash. -

A 10-year-old boy survived a frightening fall off a Mt. Spokane ski lift Thursday morning.

The boy was just about to the top of Chair 3 when he leaned forward and fell 23 feet to the ground. Witnesses say he landed on his head.

He was airlifted by NW MedStar to the hospital and is reportedly going to be OK.

Mt. Spokane issued a statement saying safety is a top priority at the ski area and their staff is researching the incident but declined to comment further on the circumstances of the boy's fall of the ski lift.