Danish hiker dies in fall in Canada

Misstep on slippery terrain leads to tragedy

A 30-year-old woman who was part of a group of 20 Danish teachers, instructors and guides lost her footing on slippery terrain and fell to her death near Azure Lake in British Columbia in Canada.

Canadian police reported that at about 4 p.m. last Friday, a 30-year-old woman who was part of the group fell about five metres and lost consciousness. A man from the group hiked five hours to the group’s camp and then paddled several hours to a campground to reach a satellite phone to summon assistance.

Too late
Due to nightfall, rescue efforts could not start until daylight on Saturday. A military helicopter with long-line rescue capability was sent to the location of the accident, but the woman had died from her injuries overnight.

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An investigation into the accident is continuing and Danish police have notified the family of the hiker.