Dave McKenna, president of the Banff Jasper Selection, instructed CNN an off-street ice explorer was concerned in an incident en route to the Athabasca Glacier on Saturday close to 2 p.m. MT (4 p.m. ET).
The Athabasca Glacier is on the Columbia Icefield, in the Canadian Rockies, about three and a half hours northwest of Calgary.
“I would like to prolong our deepest condolences to the spouse and children and close friends of the deceased as nicely as increase our utmost sympathy to all those who have been hurt in yesterday’s accident,” McKenna stated in an emailed assertion.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Law enforcement and Occupational Well being and Safety are investigating the crash, according to the assertion.
It stated 24 people had been taken to hospital, 14 in a crucial ailment. Air ambulances and helicopters also responded to the accident.
“To individuals who lost a cherished a person in yesterday’s bus crash at the Columbia Icefields, know that we are here for you and are keeping you in our thoughts. We also desire a total restoration to individuals who had been wounded. And to the to start with responders, thank you for your rapid action and hard do the job,” Trudeau stated.