Via Ferrata

Golden man dies after incident on Via Ferrata

An 86-year-old mad died on the Kicking Horse Via Ferrata following an incident in late August.

  • Sep. 1, 2016 6:00 p.m.

On August 23 just after 5 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were advised that a male had died following an incident that occurred while he was climbing Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

At this point our investigation indicates that the male fell while tethered to a safety rope, striking the side of the mountain, said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.

The male, an 86 year-old from Golden, was transported from the area by ambulance however he died while on route to the hospital.

At this time police do not believe that the death is suspicious and will continue to assist the BC Coroner’s Service with their investigation.

 

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