Inoperable: Sea to Sky Gondola, RCMP investigates

Squamish

2019-08-10 11:36 PDT

File # 2019-5024

This communication contains preliminary information and is subject to change based on continuance of the investigation.

Shortly after 8:45 am Squamish RCMP responded to the Sea to Sky Gondola after the haul rope had fallen, making the lift inoperable. An employee, working at the Summit, heard a loud bang and the discovery was made.

The gondola was not in operation at the time and there are no injuries as a result.

Squamish RCMP are currently on scene and have taken conduct of the investigation. Our investigation is in the preliminary stages and the cause is undetermined. Right now we are looking at all possibilities which includes those criminal in nature. says Cst. Ashley MacKay of the Squamish RCMP.

The RCMP is requesting that people stay away from the area which includes all the trails that have accessibility to the area.

The RCMP is working alongside the Sea to Sky Gondola as well as Work Safe BC and Technical Safety BC.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

Updates will be provided through releases as well as on Twitter @SquamishRCMP.

There will be media availability at 3:00 pm at Squamish Detachment.

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Cst. Ashley MacKay

Media Relations Officer
Squamish RCMP
squamish.bc.rcmp.ca (English only)
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
Office: 604-892-6119
Fax: 604-892-6139

Email: Ashley.MacKay@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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