key2thecup Posted August 6, 2013 Share Posted August 6, 2013 Woman falls to her death from Chief in Squamish Police are appealing for assistance as they try to identify a woman who fell to her death off the Stawamus Chief in Squamish on Sunday. "The female is described as approximately mid-30s to late-30s, wearing [blue shorts] and a blue T-shirt, dark curly hair and Caucasian," said RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride. Police aren't even sure if she was hiking or climbing. "There was no climbing apparatus, any equipment that was in her possession," Pride said. The granite dome, popular with hikers and rock climbers, towers over Howe Sound offering spectacular views from the top. Earlier reports from search and rescue officials said the woman fell from an area known as Bellygood Ledge on the Grand Wall, which has a drop of about 500 metres. A helicopter had to be brought in to airlift the woman's body out of the treacherous terrain. But Pride said he could not confirm the reports. He said it appears that the woman was on her own, which is making it hard to figure out exactly what happened. Police say they are checking the license plates of cars in the parking lots, and looking over missing person reports. Until they figure out who she is, and what she was doing, police say it's hard to give specific warnings, but Pride does want to remind others to be prepared. "Bring the proper equipment, and we want to reiterate, hike with a friend," he said. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/05/bc-squamish-chief-death.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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