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Danish hiker who died in Wells Gray identified

A B.C. Parks contributed photo taken in Wells Gray Provincial Park.
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June 22, 2016 - 4:26 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Danish hiker who died after a fall in a remote area of Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Clearwater last week has been identified.

Mia Dorgaard Langhoff was 20 years old when she died in a hiking accident in Wells Gray Provincial Park on June 17, according to a B.C. Coroners Service release.

Langhoff, from Kolding, Denmark, was part of a Danish adventure school and on a school trip.

The group was camped at Clearwater Lake and went for a day hike on Huntley Col Mountain. While climbing up a steep, snow-covered field Langhoff lost her balance and slid over a 30-metre embankment.

A military search and rescue team was dispatched to the scene after an instructor hiked hours to call for help, but could not get to the area until first light the next morning. Langhoff succumbed to her injuries before search and rescue members arrived.

Langhoff’s family has been notified of her death.

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