By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. The man, identified by friends as Konan Wendt, was out for the day with three friends when tragedy struck at about 2:30 p.m. due to the low early season snow coverage and related rocky hazards in very low angle ski terrain. GOOGLE MAPS IMAGE. Dali Mpofu shades John Steenhuisen - 'Good luck in the matric exams', Speechless over eThekwini municipality's R300k Zoom meetings, 'Trump is a crybaby — he must accept defeat' - Malema, City of Tshwane sends out 34 agencies to recoup R13bn from clients. According to KPS, 10-30 cm of snow currently exists at tree-line, which doesn’t fully cover rocks or any of the ground debris. She said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident as well other drownings in the area. The boat in question has now also been found and retrieved from the river," said Peters. Published Sunday, July … To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). KANANASKIS – A backcountry skier who suffered a serious head injury in an accident near Robertson Glacier in Kananaskis Country on Monday (Oct. 19) died in his friend's arms. “He was thrown forward into rocky terrain and suffered quite a bit of trauma from that,” said Jeremy Mackenzie, a public safety specialist and team leader for the Kananaskis region. Alex Gill, from Williamstown in South Australia, was arrested on Sunday and charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious harm by dangerous driving and attempting to obstruct the course of justice. Michael Franklin CTVNewsCalgary.ca Senior Digital Producer @CTVMFranklin Contact. MSP: Boston man killed in jet ski accident. "Consequences of being caught in even a small slide would result in injury due to the lack of snow and the chance of a ride over rocky terrain," said the rescue team. In addition, Mackenzie said it is not uncommon to have an early season avalanche fatality. 7 NEWS: A teenager has died in a jet ski accident on Townsville's Ross River. “It’s also not unusual for people to be excited when first snow comes, but with COVID, we’re seeing very, very large volumes of people over the weekend and there was extensive skiing that occurred,” said Mackenzie. Read full article: Teenage-bride killer dies in NSW jail...→. On Saturday, one of the bodies was recovered, but four people were still missing overnight. KANANASKIS – A backcountry skier who suffered a serious head injury in an accident near Robertson Glacier in Kananaskis Country on Monday (Oct. 19) died in his friend's arms. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Two people - one woman and one man - survived and a second man was declared dead on the scene," said police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters. Mackenzie said if you do fall in these areas, you will likely get hurt, noting the chance of hitting something and getting injured is quite high. border, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. news.com.au May 29, 2020 8:03am Video A Sydney father-of-two has died after a jet boat crash at a national skiing event in South Australia. The man was named as Alfredo Buda. P.I. © 2020 Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. man skiing on a backcountry trail in Kananaskis Country has died after he was separated from his friends in a whiteout and hit a patch of low snow that pitched him onto some rocks. They say consequences of being caught in even a small avalanche would result in injury due to the lack of snow and the chance of a ride over rocky terrain. A B.C. Two others suffered minor injuries. 7 NEWS: A teenager has died in a jet ski accident on Townsville's Ross River. IT00876481003 - © Copyright ANSA - All rights reserved, ANSA certification for the production, distribution and publication of news in multimedia format, Rome functionaries arrested for embezzlement, Berlusconi lawyer accused of molesting minor, Soccer: Juve take big step towards CL qualification, COVID: Protect vulnerable Conte tells FAO, Red-zone governors blast govt's restriction regime, Rome Mayor Raggi tests positive for COVID-19, Newborn baby found in trash bin in Ragusa, Italy economy not back to pre-COVID level in 2022-EC.