A head injury sustained after a fall has killed a 30-year-old Calgary man while hiking a popular Kananaskis Country trail, yesterday afternoon.
Canmore RCMP report he was hiking in the scree section of a popular trail near Mount Yamnuska when he fell approximately 20 feet, sustaining injuries. Within minutes of the initial fall, several boulders dislodged from the scree slope above, striking the injured male and the bystanders. The male suffered a head injury as a result and succumbed to his injuries.
It was the first of several unrelated hiking incidents responded to on July 11 by Canmore RCMP, Kananaskis Public Safety, Kananaskis Emergency Services, Alpine Helicopters, and EMS.
At approximately 4:10 p.m., they were called to assist for a 24-year-old male who sustained a head injury following a fall on the scree slope. He was transported by ground ambulance to Calgary with undetermined injuries. Just before 7 p.m., an additional call for a hiker suffering from a fracture was reported.
Around the same time, Canmore RCMP and EMS responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 1A near the entrance to the Mount Yamnuska day-use area. The motorcyclist suffered undetermined injuries and was taken by ground ambulance to Calgary. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the collision.