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L’accident’ Heliskiing incident in Terrace causes fourth victim

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The device crashed Monday January 22 late in the afternoon. (Archive photo)

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A fourth person has died following a January 22 helicopter crash near Terrace. She did not survive her injuries. The bodies of the other three people killed in the crash have been recovered, said the president of the company whose helicopter crashed.

Four people were hospitalized following the accident, including two in critical condition. One of them died, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed Monday morning. The other three are in stable condition according to the RCMP.

The bodies of the three people killed in the accident, who had previously been unable to be repatriated, were recovered on Sunday, John Forrest said , the president of Northern Escape Heli-Skiing.

A press release from the president of the company indicates that the RCMP and the research and Terrace Rescue led operations Sunday.

Dave Jephson, Terrace search and rescue manager, said last week that bad weather hampered efforts to recover the victims' bodies. /p>Open in full screen mode

The accident took place in a mountainous area, near Terrace.

In the statement released Sunday, John Forrest said he knew how important it was to the families that their loved ones be recovered.

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The days following the accident were filled of sorrow, he added. My heart goes out to all those affected and their loved ones.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has deployed a team of #x27;investigators at the crash site.

The helicopter that crashed was part of the Skyline fleet Helicopters, based in Kelowna.

The company said it wants to work closely with the RCMP and other authorities as part of the x27;investigation into the causes of the incident.

With information from The Canadian Press

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