Fatal accident at Whistler
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.”