Man hurt in Yoho National Park avalanche dies in hospital
Three backcountry skiers were caught in an avalanche on Saturday and one of the men needed to be airlifted to hospital.
Published Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:05PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:39PM MDT
Three people were caught in another avalanche while skiing in the Rockies near Lake Louise on Saturday and one of the group who was airlifted to hospital has died of his injuries.
The group was on the Des Poilus Glacier on the Wapta Icefield, northwest of Lake Louise, when the slide occurred.
One man was flown out by STARS to hospital in Calgary at about 4:30 p.m. in critical condition.
Parks Canada confirmed the man has died.
His name has not been released.
The two companions were unhurt in the incident.
It’s not known where the group is from.