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UPDATE: Woman skiing at Big White Ski Resort died on weekend

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January 04, 2021 - 3:37 PM

A 57-year-old woman died while skiing at Big White Ski Resort east of Kelowna on the weekend.

Emergency crews were called and rushed to the mountain at about 4:17 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, according to an RCMP news release issued today, Jan. 4.

She was reported missing when she did not meet up with her group, RCMP said. Searchers found her in a wooded area of the ski hill. They began CPR but could not resuscitate her.

“Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the woman passed away,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.”

The skier has been identified as Carrie Koski, a member of the group Moms Stop the Harm.

"Moms Stop The Harm has lost a great warrior," the group posted on Facebook. "Carrie Koski died... on Big White Mountain doing something she loved doing. We had spoken a few days ago and she was so excited about going skiing. Our love and condolences to her family."

No other details about Koski's death were provided by RCMP other than to say criminality was not suspected.

— This story was updated at 4:57 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 to add information about Carrie Koski.


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