Tragedy continues to plague ski resorts across North America as a nine-year-old ski racer passed away on Sunday after colliding with a tree at Nakiska Ski Resort reports The Calgary Herald.
An investigation into the incident was finished on Tuesday and RCMP Constable, Matthew Bentz was quoted by the Calgary Herald as saying, “There’s nothing criminal involved. It was a pretty straightforward incident.”
The child involved was with the 10+ Mt. Allan Ski Team at the time of the accident and according to reports, she was skiing on the Homesteader run when things went awry. After losing control, the young ski racer collided with a tree and sustained injuries that would later lead to her passing away at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Homesteader is designated as a green run and the accident sent shock waves through the Alberta Alpine Ski Association, whose members are currently wondering what safety precautions could be taken in the future to prevent such accidents. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Program director of the Nakiska Ski Association, Scott Zahn expressed his condolences in an email saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the athlete’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”
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