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58-year-old Czech hiker tragically dies in Canada


Prague, Czech Republic – A Czech citizen died earlier this week while hiking in Canada.

The 58-year-old native from the Czech Republic, whose name and identity haven’t been released by local authorities, was reportedly on a hike with two other friends on Crowsnest Mountain, a popular hiking destination located in south-western Alberta, when he accidentally fell from a cliff.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the incident at around 4.30 pm local time on Wednesday after receiving an emergency call for help. The body of the Czech tourist was eventually found and recovered by the Kananaskis Search and Rescue team, with the assistance of emergency services, local media have reported.

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The hiking trail on Crowsnest Mountain, located roughly 250 km south of Calgary and 100 km from the U.S. border, was temporarily closed on Wednesday evening after the incident, but reopened on Friday according to local reports.

A popular spot for local and foreign hikers, Crowsnest Mountain is located in the southern Canadian Rockies. It was originally named after the vast number of ravens nesting in the area. Its northern hiking route was first ascended more than 100 years ago, in 1915.

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