Cuomo’s 2nd-in-Command Injured While Skiing at Tourism Event

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is nursing injured ribs and a wrist after she fell on Sunday while skiing at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge.

Hochul fell on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain and was treated at a local hospital. She showed up with her right arm in a sling at a reception with Cuomo in nearby Lake Placid.

Cuomo, Hochul and state legislators were in Lake Placid and Wilmington for the second Adirondack Winter Challenge, a state-led event to promote tourism. They went skiing, ice fishing, tobogganing and snowmobiling.

“Tourism has boomed over the last four years, thanks to I Love NY, the Adirondack Winter and Summer Challenges, and other initiatives that show the world all that upstate has to offer,” Cuomo said. “New York has some of the most beautiful mountains, vistas and attractions in the world.”