RCMP in Pincher Creek are reporting a 10 year-old girl died yesterday after a skiing crash at the Castle Mountain Ski Resort.

On Tuesday, February 13th, at 11:30 a.m., Pincher Creek RCMP and Emergency Services responded to the Castle Mountain Ski Resort for a report of a girl who had suffered serious head injuries.

The girl, a student at Canyon Elementary in Pincher Creek, was on a planned school ski trip when she lost control while skiing, striking a pole. She was wearing a helmet at the time.

Staff from the Castle Ski Hill attended and provided aid until Pincher Creek Emergency Services arrived on scene.

Due to poor weather conditions the 10 year old was transported by ground ambulance to the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

At 9:45 p.m., RCMP were advised that she had succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased.

Pincher Creek RCMP are assisting the medical examiner in investigating the death and Victim Services is engaged with the family of the deceased as well as the Canyon Elementary school students and staff.

Jason Crawford, sales and marketing manager with Castle Mountain Resort says they are a tight knit community and this hits everyone hard.

"We are still investigating it internally. It is a shock for sure and our staff and the surrounding community we are very tight knit so it is a shock to us all for sure."

The identity of the deceased is not being released.



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