facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Crews find bodies of climbers in Alberta

July 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM   |   Comments

CANMORE, Alberta, July 30 (UPI) -- Two people died in a rock-climbing accident in the Heart Creek Mountain Area near Canmore, Alberta, west of Calgary, officials said.

The bodies of the male and female climbers, said to be in their early 20s, were found in a dry creek bed in a valley following Sunday's accident, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

A witness reported seeing the climbers fall about 100 meters (about 328 feet) from the rock face, Calgary EMS member Stuart Brideaux said.

Brideaux said the two had the proper helmets and ropes for rock-climbing.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles
5
Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback