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Calgary man dies in mountain hiking incident, others injured by rock fall

CANMORE, Alta. — The RCMP say a Calgary man died of injuries he suffered Saturday afternoon while hiking in Kananaskis Country near Canmore, Alta.

Police say the 30-year-old man was on a popular trail on Mount Yamnuska when he fell about six metres.

They say that as bystanders came to the injured man's aid, several boulders broke loose from the scree slope above, striking the man as well as some other people.

Police say the hiker suffered a head injury and later died despite the life saving efforts of both bystanders and personnel from a number of emergency services.

The man's name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and there was no immediate word on the condition of the others hit by the falling rocks.

The RCMP also say that in two other separate incidents Saturday in the same area, a 24-year-old man suffered a head injury in a fall on the scree slope, while another hiker sustained a fracture in a fall.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 12, 2020.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the man fell on Mount Tamnuska.