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Hiker dies after fall near Canmore

LAC DES ARCS - A 21-year-old man is dead after falling approximately 60-feet down Heart Mountain near Lac Des Arcs, police reported. On Sunday (May 19) around 1 p.m.
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Emergency response authorities parley at a staging area in the Lac Des Arcs hamlet on Sunday (May 19) afternoon.

LAC DES ARCS - A 21-year-old man is dead after falling approximately 60-feet down Heart Mountain near Lac Des Arcs, police reported.

On Sunday (May 19) around 1 p.m., Canmore RCMP responded to a report on the mountain, about 20 kilometres east of Canmore, to assist on a search and rescue effort for a hiker who fell from it.

STARS air ambulance was originally called to the scene around 1:36 p.m., but was called down shortly after.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., RCMP confirmed the man's body was located and recovered from the area.

RCMP said the man was believed to be with another hiker at the time.





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Jordan Small joined the Outlook in 2014 and covers the vast world of sports in the Bow Valley. A Barrie, Ont. native, he also wrote for RMO's Mountain Guide section and the MD of Bighorn beat.
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