The RCMP responded to a request for assistance at 2 p.m. June 15, of a skier who fell down a rocky slope on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort after being hit by loose rock. The two skiers with him attempted first aid, and were joined by other hikers who were in the nearby area of Haig Lake.
The RCMP along with Pincher Creek Emergency Services and Provincial Parks Conservation Officers were dispatched to the location. Alpine Helicopters out of Canmore responded and located the 22 male skier who was declared deceased. Alpine Helicopters with rescue technicians from Alberta Provincial Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park had to complete a long line recovery of the male.
Family members of the 22-year-old male from Lethbridge were on scene.
Castle Mountain Ski Resort and staff assisted in this difficult recovery. STARS helicopter also attended to the location.
The RCMP in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate. Further information is not available at this time.