U.S. hiker dies after falling from popular hiking trail near Whistler
Mounties in B.C. say a 28-year-old American woman has died after falling from a popular hiking trail near Whistler.
Sea to Sky RCMP have identified the woman as Nicole Killian from Richmond, Vermont, who was a member of a rescue team in her hometown.
Sea to Sky officers as well as RCMP Air Services, BC Ambulance paramedics and Whistler Search and Rescue responded to a report that a woman had fallen off the Black Tusk chimney portion of Garibaldi Provincial Park on Monday and was seriously injured.
Police say she died of her injuries a short time after they arrived to provide medical aid.
They say the RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and BC Parks are now working on a joint investigation to determine events leading up the incident.