Calgary woman, 20, dead after falling in Grassi Lakes rock climbing area

A 2012 file image of Grassi Lakes, Alta. File/Global News

A 20-year-old woman from Calgary is dead following an incident in Kananaskis on Saturday afternoon, according to EMS and RCMP.

Witnesses said she was walking on a hiking path through the Grassi Lakes rock climbing area when she was hit by a rock.

RCMP said she fell 35 metres but witnesses say it was more like three metres.​

EMS responded to an area near Spray Lakes Road at around 12:30 p.m. for reports of an injured climber.

Canmore RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a 911 call in the Grassi Lakes area​ after 12:40 p.m.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, EMS said.

Police said she was climbing without safety gear or rope while witnesses said she was hiking.

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The cause of her death is under investigation.

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