Canmore RCMP Investigates Sudden Death of Climber Near Canmore

Canmore, Alberta – On Wednesday August 9, 2017 at approximately 7:00 pm, Canmore RCMP were advised by Kananaskis Public Safety of a rescue operation for an injured climber on the “Middle Sister” mountain near Canmore.

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It was reported that a group of four climbers from Canmore, Alberta were descending the north face of the mountain when one fell a significant distance. During the rescue operation it was learned that a male in his 40’s had succumbed to his injuries. The rescue operation was completed for the remaining climbers, and the deceased was recovered by Kananaskis Public Safety personnel.

RCMP are continuing the investigation into the death, in conjunction with the Calgary Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. It is unknown at this time what specific factors, if any, contributed to the accident. Investigators do not believe that the death is suspicious in nature.

The name of the deceased is not being released by the RCMP at this time.

Canmore RCMP


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