July 21st, 2019

Accident claims man near Castle Mtn. resort

By Bobinec, Greg on June 17, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

Pincher Creek RCMP responded to a fatality near Castle Mountain Ski Resort, following a request for assistance at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The skier fell down a rocky slope on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort, after being hit by a loose rock. The two skiers with him attempted first aid, and were joined by other hikers who were in the nearby area of Haig Lake.

The RCMP along with Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Provincial Park Conservation Officers were dispatched to the location.

Alpine Helicopters out of Canmore responded and located the 22-year-old male skier who was declared deceased. Alpine Helicopters with rescue technicians from Alberta Provincial Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park had to complete a long line recovery of the male.

The family members of the 22-year-old male from Lethbridge were on scene. Castle Mountain Ski Resort and staff assisted in the difficult recovery, along with STARS helicopter attending to the location. The RCMP in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate and no further information is available at this time.

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