By J. Chess
The bodies of three victims from a tragic helicopter crash in Northern British Columbia have been successfully recovered, according to an announcement made by the president of Northern Escape Heli-Skiing, John Forrest.
Forrest acknowledged the significant role played by the RCMP and Terrace Search and Rescue in the recovery effort. These teams braved the elements to ensure the retrieval of the victims, despite the poor weather conditions that initially impeded their efforts. Their dedication and determination were instrumental in bringing closure to the families of the victims.
The victims of the tragic incident, which occurred on January 22, have been recognised as three Italian nationals. Their untimely loss has caused a ripple of grief and mourning across continents, impacting not only their families but the global skiing community as a whole.
Forrest, in expressing his heartfelt sympathies, acknowledged the paramount importance of bringing the loved ones home for their families. He highlighted the profound grief that the company and its employees have been grappling with in the days following the accident.
Following the incident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada confirmed that they have dispatched a team of investigators to the crash site. The aim is to ascertain the cause of the devastating accident, which remains unknown at this moment.
Skyline Helicopters’ Statement
The helicopter involved in the accident was part of the fleet of Kelowna-based Skyline Helicopters. The company’s president, Teri Northcott, expressed profound grief over the incident and pledged to provide support in any way possible. Northcott also committed to working closely with the RCMP and other authorities during the investigation.
The accident happened north of Terrace, B.C., a region renowned for its stunning landscapes and popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, particularly skiers. The area is known for its heli-skiing adventures, which adds a melancholic tinge to this tragic event.
Article Source: The Canadian Press