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The North Vancouver RCMP Are Looking For Information Related To A Teen Ski Injury

Blurred/Graphic Injury - Credit: North Vancouver RCMP
The North Vancouver RCMP are asking the public for assistance in the investigation of a ski injury to a teenager.

It was on March 30, 2019, that a 13-year old boy was skiing with a friend at Grouse Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. At around 7 P.M. the boy swerved to avoid contact with another skier, believed to be an adult male of unknown age. As you boy swerved, the unknown skier struck the boy with his ski pole. It is unknown if the strike was an accident or intentional at this time. The only description of the adult skier is that the person was wearing a yellow ski jacket. The boy's full description is that he was wearing tan/brown ski pants, a white "Adidas" hoodie with a black logo on the front, and green and black ski boots, as seen in the photo.

The boy was unaware of the injury until reaching the bottom of the "The Cut" trail until an unidentified woman pointed it out to him and offered to help. Though treated with stitches, the severity of the injury was unknown until the boy's symptoms worsened and he was taken to the B.C. Children's Hosptial. It was there that it was determined that the ski pole punctured the boy's skull and entered approximately 3cm, which also caused a brain injury.

Police would like to speak to the woman that helped the boy and need any information that can be provided to identify the woman. Also, any information about the near collision, the pole strike, or information that can help identify the adult skier that struck the boy would also be greatly appreciated. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Yushi Ebisawa by phone at 604-969-7345, or by email at yushi.ebisawa@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.



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