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Three people injured by falling tree near Lake Louise
Parks Canada responded to a call for help from a group of climbers who had been hit by a falling tree. (Supplied/Association of Canadian Mountain Guides)
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:17AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:54PM MDT
Three people were taken to hospital from the Lake Louise area on Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell into a climbing area.
Witnesses say the tree fell about 80 to 100 metres during high winds onto a group of climbers below.
EMS officials say they were called to the area at about 1:00 p.m. and that three patients were transported from the scene.
STARS picked up a man in his 20s from Mineral Springs Hospital and flew him to Foothills Medical Centre in critical condition.
There is no word yet on where the people were from.