Squamish hiking accident victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after falling at the Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish on Aug. 4.

The woman was Gabriole VanKeith, 57, from Vancouver. Hikers at the park had seen Ms. VanKeith fall and alerted emergency personnel.

Although search and rescue workers located Ms. VanKeith within 30 minutes, she was confirmed deceased at the scene.

VanKeith was hiking alone on the Black Dyke trail at the time of her fall. Though she did not have identification on her person at the time, she was identified through information gathered after her vehicle was located nearby.

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