INVERMERE, B.C. — A 16-year-old Edmonton boy has died after crashing into a tree while skiing.
RCMP say Skylar Lockwood was on the first day of a school outing when the accident happened at the Panorama ski resort near Invermere on Monday.
Police say a friend saw Lockwood lose control just before he hit a tree.
A passing skier who was a trauma doctor immediately began CPR until the boy was taken off the mountain.
Lockwood was flown by helicopter to Invermere Hospital but was later pronounced dead.
Police say he was wearing a helmet but his injuries were severe.