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Nova Scotia man dies following incident on Whistler Blackcomb

The 72-year-old man was pronounced dead at Vancouver General Hospital
Whistler Blackcomb BC horseman glacier
A 72-year-old Nova Scotia man was pronounced dead after ski patrol responded to an incident on Blackcomb Mountain's Horstman Glacier in Whistler, B.C. on Saturday, March 26.

A 72-year-old skier is dead after an incident on Horstman Glacier on Saturday, March 26. 

According to a Whistler Blackcomb spokesperson, the man was from Bedford, N.S. 

Whistler Blackcomb ski patrol were initially called to respond to a "skier incident" on Blackcomb's Horstman Glacier on Saturday, the spokesperson confirmed. The man was transported to Whistler Medical Clinic, before being transferred to Vancouver General Hospital. There, after receiving further emergency care, he was pronounced deceased. 

“Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” said Whistler Blackcomb COO Geoff Buchheister in a statement. 

This is the third on-mountain fatality that has been confirmed on Whistler Blackcomb's slopes this winter. In January, a 44-year-old Vancouver woman died following an accident in Whistler Mountain's Sun Bowl area, followed by the death of 22-year-old Gloria Kodra, who was visiting Whistler from Toronto, after an incident on an intermediate trail in Symphony Bowl in February.