Updated: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:56:57 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Skier dies after falling from cliff at Whistler



Skier dies after falling from cliff at Whistler

A 43-year-old Oklahoma man was found dead after apparently falling off a cliff on Whistler Mountain north of Vancouver on Monday, RCMP say.

The skier was spotted below some cliffs in the Franz's Meadows area by another skier passing by. The man appeared to be in need of help, but when he didn’t respond, the passerby called the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Patrol.

"Attempts were made to treat the male by ski patrol and physicians at the scene, however, they were unable to revive the male," said a statement issued by RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton.

"From the male’s injuries and the location of the body, it appears that the male fell from the cliff area above Franz’s Meadows," said Knapton.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his family.

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