August 12, 2014 3:56 pm

Edmonton woman identified as victim of hiking accident

Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta with Middle Waterton Lake in the background

(CP Photo/Lynn Ball)

EDMONTON – The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed a 23-year-old Edmonton woman died in a hiking accident in the southeast corner of B.C. on August 7.

Sarah Louise Lamarche, who lived in Edmonton, was working at Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta for the summer.

On August 7, she had a day off from work, and she and a friend went for a hike in a remote area. Officials say they started in Alberta but crossed into B.C.

At about 11:45 a.m. Lamarche fell down a cliff about 150 metres high.

She died at the scene. Her body was recovered by the Waterton Search and Rescue team.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate.

The victim’s family has been notified, and is asking for privacy at this time.

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