Heli-Skier Dies in Tree Well Accident Near Revelstoke, B.C. Yesterday

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A 60-year-old German tourist  died in a tree well incident in Alberta Canyon while heli-skiing near Revelstoke, B.C. on Friday.

The incident happened on the last run of the day yesterday at 2:30pm.

When the heli-skiing group got to the bottom of the run, one man was missing.

Canadian police report that the guides were able to quickly locate the man who was found face down in a tree well.

Dont fall in tree wells.

Guides performed CPR, used an AED and oxygen on the man but were unable to revive him.

The B.C. Ambulance Service treated the man and took him to the hospital in Revelstoke.

“Unfortunately he was unable to be revived and passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital.”  Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky, yesterday

An investigation is underway.

A skier died from tree well snow suffocation at 49 Degrees North ski resort in Washington this week, as well.

Please learn about tree well deep snow safety:

Tree Well And Deep Snow Safety

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