A female skier involved in an incident in Whistler Mountain received CPR. The Mounties and the BC Coroners Service are investigating after a female skier was killed on Whistler Mountain.
Tragedy at Whistler Mountain
A skier in the west ridge area of the mountain reported seeing a woman at the base of a cliff. Sgt. Rob Knapton stated that they attended the scene to find a 48-year old female at the base of a 25-meter cliff.
Five members of the Whistler ski patrol, two mountain doctors and a paramedic attempted to resuscitate the victim who was unconscious and unresponsive. CPR was performed but she was declared dead at the scene.
The victim has not been identified. She was wearing a ski helmet at the time of the accident, according to the police.
Safety in the wilderness
When spending time out in the wilderness, it is vital to be prepared for emergencies by enrolling in a first aid course. You will learn the essential life-saving skills including CPR that can help save lives.
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