Rock Climber on The Stawamus Chief Suffers Fatal Fall
2019-06-22 15:22 PDT
File # 2019-3786
On June 22nd, 2019, at approximately 1:45 pm Squamish RCMP received a call for assistance from the British Columbia Ambulance Service due to a rock climber who had fallen from The Stawamus Chief.
Squamish RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and Squamish Search and Rescue attended to The Grand Wall area of The Stawamus Chief and located a male who had fallen approximately 30 metres whilst rock climbing.
"The Stawamus Chief is a popular tourist destination for the Sea to Sky corridor, and the Squamish Emergency Services have attended to a number of incidents associated to this location over the past few months" stated Sergeant Sascha Banks. "We believe this incident to be a terrible accident and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time."
The BC Coroners Service has now taken over the investigation and the Squamish RCMP are working to contact the man's next of kin. His name will not be released at this time.
"We do want to stress to those that visit our beautiful surroundings to be prepared, know your area, and please be safe in your adventures" added Sergeant Banks. "But also know if you are hurt or lost we (Squamish Emergency Services/Squamish SAR) have an amazing cross-section of people who will do everything to find you and help you."
There will be no media availability on this file until Monday.
Sgt. Sascha BanksSea to Sky Operations Support NCO i/c
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