(file photo: STARS Air Ambulance)

9-Year-Old in Critical Condition Following Ski Crash at Nakiska

Kananaskis Valley (AB), Canada – A 9-year-old girl was airlifted to a Calgary hospital in critical condition on Sunday following a skiing accident at Nakiska Ski Resort.

(photo: Nakiska Ski Area)
(photo: Nakiska Ski Area)

The victim was found unconscious at the ski area at around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Ski patrol first attended to the girl and paramedics administered CPR before transferring her to a waiting helicopter.

The victim was transferred to a waiting STARS air ambulance that administered “aggressive” first aid en route to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Her current condition is not known.

(file photo: STARS Air Ambulance)
(file photo: STARS Air Ambulance)

It is also not yet known who she was skiing with, or precisely what happened, although officials believe that she may have struck a tree. They also believe that her helmet came off on impact, and they don’t believe that anyone else was involved in the incident.

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