Backcountry Skier Killed After Falling Down a Slope On Mount Haig, AB

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A 22-year-old Lethbridge man died after he fell down a slope on Mount Haig, near the Castle Mountain ski resort, Alberta while backcountry skiing on Saturday afternoon.

RCMP responded to a call around 2:00 pm on June 15, after reports a skier was hit by loose rock causing him to fall. Two other skiers with him tried to provide first aid, and other nearby hikers also tried to assist.

Emergency responders from Pincher Creek, along with provincial park conservation officers went to the scene along with RCMP.

The man was located by helicopters dispatched from Canmore and was declared deceased on scene. Rescue crews from both Alberta Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park had to use a long line to recover the man, according to a news release from RCMP. Staff from Castle Mountain Resort also provided assistance.

RCMP and medical examiners are investigating.

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