Fatal accident at Whistler

Trail Champion
By Trail Champion
March 15th, 2016

A woman has died after a skiing mishap at Whistler, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

“On March 15, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Whistler Blackcomb contacted Whistler RCMP to advise of a fatality on Blackcomb Mountain in the Seventh Heaven area,” LeClair said. “An adult female was skiing with her husband when they became separated in a treed area on the mountain.

“She was reported missing and a search for her was initiated. Subsequently, she was found by a member of the public unresponsive in a tree well.”

LeClair said Blackcomb Ski patrol, a mountain doctor, a paramedic and a nurse practioner attended and attempted to resuscitate the female.

“These efforts were unsuccessful and she was pronounced deceased on the mountain.”



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