Youth seriously injured in Grouse skiing incident, police seeking witnesses

This story has been amended since first posting to include additional information from North Vancouver RCMP.

A young skier sustained a serious head injury on Grouse Mountain in March, after an incident involving another skier who police are looking to identify.

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The teenager’s injury was initially thought to be minor, but turned out to be serious enough to require hospitalization, according to North Vancouver RCMP.

Police are now reaching out to the public to help paint a picture of what unfolded on The Cut downhill ski run just before 7 p.m. on March 30.

Part of the challenge, said North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Peter DeVries, is the victim doesn’t have a clear recollection of events.

“It’s pretty vague,” said DeVries.

The reason police are reaching out two weeks after the fact, added DeVries, is because investigators try to gather as much information as they can before going public.

The victim is now recovering at home.

Meanwhile, the RCMP and Grouse Mountain are seeking to identify the second skier involved in the incident. Police would also like to speak with any eyewitnesses or anyone with information about what happened on the ski slope.

The injured skier was wearing a white Adidas hooded sweatshirt, a dark blue toque and tan coloured pants.

Anyone with video footage from The Cut between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on March 30, or information about the incident, is asked to contact Const. Yushi Ebisawa with the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-969-7345, or by email at yushi.ebisawa@rcmp-grc-gc.ca.

Grouse Mountain referred media inquiries to the RCMP.

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