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Canada Heavy smoke from B.C. wildfires may have contributed to death of Calgary woman while hiking in mountains

RCMP say a 30-year-old Calgary woman has died of injuries she suffered in a fall while hiking Saturday afternoon.

Police say the woman was with two friends when she slipped and fell while descending a short scramble section on the east end of Mount Rundle – a mountain just south of Canmore, Alta.

They say visibility in the area was poor at the time due to heavy smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia.

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Police say the woman’s friends, as well as some other hikers tried to help her, but she died at the scene.

They say the woman’s identity will not be released.

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