Calgary man dies in Montana skiing accident

By The Canadian Press
March 5, 2018 - 7:56am Updated: March 5, 2018 - 8:50am

CALGARY- A 56-year-old Calgary man has been identified as the victim of a skiing accident at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana.

Police say Charles Douglas James Herr was skiing with a friend last week when they became separated.

A missing person's report was filed and Herr's body was found Friday afternoon in a tree well following a two-hour search by the resort's ski patrol.

A tree well occurs when a void or area of loose snow around a tree trunk is enveloped in deep snow and skiers who fall into them can get trapped and be unable to free themselves.

(Global Cgy, The Canadian Press)

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