12/01/2014 10:15 EST | Updated 01/31/2015 05:59 EST

Well-Equipped Hiker Found Dead In Deep Snow In Kananaskis

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CALGARY - Deep heavy snow is suspected of contributing to the death of a hiker in Alberta's Kananaskis Country.

RCMP say conservation officers found a man's body on Saturday at Grizzly Creek Trail, southwest of Calgary.

RCMP Const. John Spaans says the hiker had proper clothing and a suitable amount of equipment, but may have become exhausted by waist-deep snow.

The victim was a southern Alberta resident who was in his 40s, but his name has not been released.

Calgary's medical examiner is involved in the investigation. (CHQR)


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