Abbotsford/Whistler – A spokesperson from Abbotsford’s MEI Secondary School says one of its students has died while on a school trip to Whistler.
The student (whose name has not been released) was among 11 students and two staff who made the trip as a part of the MEI Secondary Ski and Snowboard Club.
Apparently, the student went missing on the hill which prompted mountain staff to launch a search.
MEI has released a statement and counseling is being made available to teachers and students : “MEI was notified that one student was missing which resulted in a search by Whistler personnel. The results of the search led to the devastating news that our student had died. MEI is working with our staff, students, parents, and supporting community to process this tragic news.”