facebook
twitter
search
search

Crews find bodies of climbers in Alberta

July 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
Kenyan bishop warns Obama against pro-gay policy
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking new trial for Boston Marathon bombing
Shark bites Camp Lejeune Marine on North Carolina coast