07/29/2012 07:04 EDT | Updated 09/28/2012 05:12 EDT

Climbers Dead In Alberta: Man And Woman Climbing Near Heart Creek Trail Plunge Nearly 100 Metres To Their Deaths

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CANMORE, Alta. - Two climbers have died after plunging nearly 100 metres from a popular rock face west of Calgary.

Calgary Emergency Services spokesman Stuart Brideaux says the man and woman were both in their 20s and were climbing near the Heart Creek Trail on Sunday afternoon.

Brideaux says a witness on the trail reported seeing both climbers suddenly fall.

Rescuers walked two kilometres from where the trail begins and found the pair dead in a dry creek bed.

Brideaux says RCMP are working to identify the climbers.

He says police are also handling the investigation into what caused the pair to fall.