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Sea to Sky Gondola Crash Could Possibly Have Been An Intentional Act

Credit: Squamish RCMP
This past Saturday morning, August 10, workers at the popular Sea to Sky Gondola in British Columbia, Canada heard and saw evidence of the cable and cars being on the ground. After an initial investigation, local authorities are looking into the possibility that this could have been an intentional act of vandalism.

According to a press release from the RCMP Squamish, police were called to the scene at around 8:45 A.M. local time. The call for the police was made after an initial assessment was made by gondola staff.

We recognize the potential of what could have been and are thankful that no one was injured. We are currently assessing the damage but our preliminary assessment suggests that a cable was cut. We will continue our investigation and release updates to you as soon as possible. says Cst. Ashley MacKay, Media Relations Officer for Squamish RCMP.

As stated by Cst. MacKay, there were no injuries reported when the gondola came down. Thankfully, the cable and cars fell before the gondola was opened for daily operations.

The RCMP is working with Technical Safety BC and Doppelmayr to investigate the entire gondola system to make a final determination as to the cause of the incident.

At this time, the RCMP is asking for anyone with information or anyone that was in the area at the time to please come forward. That includes hikers, climbers, and campers who were in the areas of the Sea to Sky Gondola as well as the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park between 4:00 am and 9:00 am on the morning of August 10.

Until the investigation is complete and repairs are made, the Sea to Sky Gondola will be closed. Any information about this, or the progress towards reopening, can be found on the Sea to Sky Gondola website or social media pages.

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