Man Dies At Whistler After Falling Off 70 Foot Cliff


Image by, Quickdraw Publications; Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb by Brian Finestone and Kevin Hodder

At 10 a.m. on Monday, Police were called when a skier spotted a man, who appeared to be lifeless, under a 70-foot cliff near Franz’s Meadows.

“There were some cautionary warning signs but it’s not a closed area,” said Sgt. Rob Knapton from the Whistler RCMP.

A statement released from Whistler Blackcomb said: “Whistler Blackcomb’s Critical Incident Team is providing support to those involved and wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends for this sad loss.”

“Attempts were made to treat the male by ski patrol and physicians at the scene, however they were unable to revive the male,” said Sgt. Rob Knapton from the Whistler RCMP.

“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. Whistler RCMP are still investigating along with the B.C. Coroner’s Service to determine exactly what occurred.”

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