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Skier killed at Castle Mountain Resort

A 22-year-old Lethbridge man died Saturday when he was hit by loose rock near Castle Mountain Ski Resort.
Cpl. Laurel Scott of the RCMP media relations group said in a news release emergency crews responded about 2 p.m. Saturday to a report 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,” Scott said.
Pincher Creek 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 skier who died at the scene.
Alpine Helicopters with rescue technicians from Alberta Provincial Parks and Waterton Lakes National Park had to complete a long line recovery of the man.
Castle Mountain Ski Resort and staff also assisted in the recovery.
STARS air ambulance attended the location.
The RCMP in collaboration with the office of the chief medical examiner continue to investigate.

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