PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — RCMP from the Pincher Creek, Alta., detachment are investigating the death of a skier on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain resort in southwestern Alberta.
Police say the 22-year-old man from nearby Lethbridge, Alta., fell down a rocky slope early Saturday afternoon after he was hit by loose rock. They say two other skiers and some hikers attempted first aid.
Police and local emergency personnel were soon dispatched to the scene, along with an Alpine Helicopters crew out of Canmore.
But police say the young man, whose name was not immediately released, died on the mountain.
Police say members of the man’s family were on scene as the helicopter crew along with rescue technicians from Alberta Provincial Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park completed a difficult long line recovery of the body.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working with police in investigating the incident.