Female in fatal fall at FAR identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified the female snowboarder who died while snowboarding at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) on Mar. 20.

The BC Coroners Service has identified the female snowboarder who died while snowboarding at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) on Mar. 20.

The investigation identified the female involved as 20-year-old Alexa Hugh, from De Winton, Alta.

Along with a male companion, Hugh entered into what is described as an impassable cliff face, above the Lizard Bowl that they were attempting to traverse. Hugh fell more than 100 meters down a very steep slope and sustained fatal injuries. She was rushed to the Elk Valley Hospital but could not be resuscitated.

It was reported that her male companion suffered from a broken arm in the incident.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate the death. The family has been notified and on behalf of the family members, the BC Coroner Service requests that the public and media respect the family’s privacy during this time.



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