The marker shows the location of Unnecessary Mountain near Lions Bay

7-year-old girl buried, killed in Lions Bay rockslide

Lions Bay search and rescue confirmed the death on Monday. It occurred in a popular hiking spot on Unnecessary Mountain.

A seven-year-old girl has been killed, buried in a rockslide on Unnecessary Mountain off the coast of Lions Bay, in a popular hiking spot north of Vancouver, B.C.

Lions Bay search and rescue confirmed the death on Monday, and search manager Martin Colwell said the girl was with her mother and a local hiking group. She has not yet been identified.

“She was dragged down as the slope caved away and very large, five-foot-sized boulders surrounded her,” said Colwell. “Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone on scene, who did CPR on her and tried to remove her from the debris, she was pronounced dead by a doctor on scene.”

(Story via CBC News)

“On behalf of the village, we’ve endured quite a tragedy,” said Lions Bay mayor Karl Buhr, who confirmed the rockslide, as well. “The village is going to need some time to process and recover from this.

“This is a young family, they’re very much part of the village and we’d ask that people do their best to provide the support that they can.”

MAP: Lions Bay and Unnecessary Mountain

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