Waterloo woman dies hiking in Italy

A Waterloo woman has died while hiking on New Year's Day near the Italian-Austrian border.
   
Chelsea Rebecca Alvarez reportedly slipped off a path and fell onto rocks in a valley below.

The 24-year-old died instantly and rescue teams have recovered her body.

Alvarez had moved to Italy about six months ago with her fiance, Colin Behenna, a former Ontario Hockey League player who signed a deal to play for the Sterzing Broncos team based in northern Italy.

Yesterday, the team issued a statement expressing its condolences to Behenna and Alvarez's family and noted that Behenna was travelling back to Canada with his fiancee's family.