Dave McKenna, president of the Banff Jasper Collection, told CNN that an off-road ice explorer was involved in an accident en route to the Athabasca Glacier around 2 pm MT (4 pm ET) Saturday afternoon.
The Athabasca Glacier is on the Columbia Icefield in the Rockies, Canada, about three and a half hours northwest from Cathabury.
McKenna said in an emailed statement, “I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and convey my full sympathy to the people who were injured in yesterday’s accident.”
Patient in critical condition
According to the statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Occupational Health and Safety are investigating the accident.
It said that 24 patients have been taken to 14 hospitals in critical condition. Air ambulances and helicopters also responded to the crash.
“The people who lost a loved one in yesterday’s bus accident at Columbia Icefield know that we are here for you and are keeping you in your thoughts. We also wish those who are injured to be fully recovered.” Went. And to the first responders, thank you for your quick action and hard work, “Trudeau said.