Fatal fall at Valhalla Provincial Park, victim a Quebec woman

Tragedy in the Valhalla Provincial Park near Winlaw, where a Quebec woman has died in a fall while hiking.

Slocan Lake RCMP were called out Tuesday afternoon, after it was reported a 23 year old hiker had fallen approximately 100 feet down a cliff.

The victim had been hiking with friends at Gimli Peak.

One witness scaled down the cliff to try to help her, while the other hiked two and a half hours to contact emergency services .

Search and rescue was activated, and an air ambulance and search and rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene, unfortunately the woman was found deceased.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.