US skier dies at Whistler

Whistler RCMP are investigating a sudden death which occurred on Whistler Mountain Sunday.

RCMP were contacted after a skier on “Franz’s Meadows” was passing a cliff area and noticed a male who appeared to be in need of help. When the male didn’t respond to the passerby, he contacted Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol to attend.

RCMP from Whistler Detachment also attended the scene.

“Attempts were made to treat the male by ski patrol and physicians at the scene, however, they were unable to revive the male,” noted Sgt. Rob Knapton from the Whistler Detachment.

“From the male’s injuries and the location of the body, it appears that the male fell from the cliff area above Franz’s Meadows. Whistler RCMP are still investigating along with the BC Coroner Service to determine exactly what occurred.”

The name of the deceased, a 43-year-old from Oklahoma is being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

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