North Vancouver RCMP say child dies after skiing accident in British Columbia

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VANCOUVER — North Vancouver RCMP say a child has died after a skiing accident on a local mountain.

Police say they were called to Mount Seymour at about 8 p.m. Saturday for reports of a seriously injured 12-year-old.

Mounties say the child was injured during a ski accident, but did not specify the nature of the accident.

Paramedics took the child to BC Children's Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The BC Coroners Service says it is investigating, and would not be able to provide further details at this time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Police previously reported that the child was 11-years-old. They have since reported that the child is 12.