Climbing fatality in Yoho National Park

A 29-year-old male was found dead in Yoho National Park on April 28 after falling off a cliff.

A male hiker/climber was found dead after falling off a cliff in Yoho National Park.

On April 28 at 5:52 p.m., the Golden Field RCMP were contacted by the BC Ambulance Service as they were attending to Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park for a report of a hiker/climber who had fallen off of a cliff.

Police, Ambulance and Parks Canada personnel staged in the area, which is approximately three kilometres east of Field.

Parks Canada Search and Rescue attended, and utilizing a helicopter, located the 29-year-old male who had fallen some 50 metres from the ledge he was traversing. The male was pronounced dead on arrival, and the BC Coroners Service were contacted.

The body was recovered from the scene by Parks Canada Search and Rescue and transported to the Golden and District General Hospital.

Next of kin have been notified, and the deceased’s name is being withheld.

Golden/Field RCMP and the BC Coroners Service investigations are continuing.