adidas running leggings boy dies during school ski trip to Whistler
VANCOUVER A 14 year old Abbotsford student died during a ski trip to Whistler on Friday.
The boy, a member of the Mennonite Education Institute secondary school ski and snowboard club, was found unresponsive by a ski patrol at the bottom of a large cliff area on Blackcomb Mountain.
In an online statement, MEI head of schools Vijay Manuel said 11 students and two staff with the school club went to Whistler on Friday. In the afternoon, one student was reported missing.
results of the search led to the devastating news that our student had died, said Manuel, adding the school is with our staff, students,
parents, and supporting community to process this tragic news. statement released by Whistler Blackcomb said the ski patrol was notified that a member of the group was missing. They searched an area that the boy was believed to have entered. Patrol members performed CPR when he was found, but he was pronounced dead at the scene by a Blackcomb doctor.
Police and the coroner are investigating the death.
Blackcomb extends our deepest sympathy and support to our guest family and friends, said Dave Brownlie, chief operating officer.
On Facebook, members of the school community expressed their shock and grief over the student death, with many offering prayers for his family and friends. One said he was a great friend. Jan. 28, another Abbotsford student died in a ski accident at Manning Park. Fifteen year old Catherine Schoeman was skiing with a 73 member church group when she veered into a treed area and died.