An early-morning incident at WinSport has left two people dead and six others injured.
EMS officials aren’t sure what exactly happened, but they were called to the bobsled/luge track area at about 1:30 this morning.
They had set up a triage area with seven ambulances, and determined two of the eight, all in their late-teens, had died.
Of the six hurt, three suffered serious soft-tissue injuries and are in stable condition in hospital, while the other three suffered multiple minor injuries.
EMS spokesperson Adam Loria says the weather cooperated in allowing them to get to the area, adding they train for serious incidents like this all the time, with the hope they never have to use that training.
Police are investigating, and say it appears the group had entered the area after-hours.
It’s believed they used their own sled to go down the bobsled track, but hit a gate partway down.
WinSport issued a statement from President and CEO Barry Heck:
“On behalf of WinSport, I would like to express our sincerest sympathies to the families of the two deceased. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. WinSport is working closely with the Calgary Police Service in their ongoing investigation. In addition, WinSport will conduct its own review of the incident. Due to the ongoing police investigation, WinSport will provide no other comment at this time.”
No names have been released.