Elk Valley RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate death at ski resort

Elk Valley

2022-02-13 16:02 PST

File # 2022-388

The Elk Valley RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating a death a Fernie ski resort on Saturday afternoon. 

Just after 5:20 p.m. on February 12, 2022 frontline officers from the Elk Valley RCMP were called to a local area hospital, for a report that a man had been admitted with critical injuries following a skiing incident on a Fernie ski resort. Prior to police arrival, the 65-year-old from Calgary died.

Officers determined that the man, that at approximately 4 p.m. the man a friend had been skiing at the resort when it appeared the man hit an icy portion and lost an edge, causing him to lose control and slide into a tree.

The BC Coroners Service will conduct its own investigation into the circumstances around the man’s death.

No further information is available.

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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