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Camper killed by fallen tree at Lake Minnewanka campground: EMS

A man was killed after a tree fell on him in a campground near Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Getty Images

A man was killed in a campground at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park early Thursday morning.

According to Alberta EMS, a tree fell on the man.

Paramedics were called to the campground at about 12:45 a.m. and pronounced him dead at the scene.

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On Friday, Parks Canada said Lake Minnewanka campground had been closed as a result of the incident.

“Parks Canada has closed this campground and is currently completing hazardous tree assessments in the area,” spokesperson David Dunbar said.

“Until the assessments are complete, the campground will remain closed.”

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Dubnar said Parks Canada’s thoughts and prayers are with the campers family and friends affected by the “tragic event.”

In an emailed statement, RCMP said just after midnight, “one of the users at the Minnewanka campground suffered an injury and was declared deceased at the scene,” and that the death was not considered to be suspicious.

 

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