Kaslo woman killed by falling tree at Murtle Lake, B.C.

Woman was camping at a marine campsite in Wells Gray Provincial Park

A Kaslo woman died Friday when a tree fell on her tent near Clearwater, B.C.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the victim was Alice Bernice Gilbert, 66.

She was camping with family and friends on Murtle Lake, a marine campsite in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

At about 5 a.m., a 38-meter tall tree “spontaneously fell,” landing on Gilbert’s tent.

Others at the campsite immediately called for help, but Gilbert couldn’t be resuscitated.

The coroner and RCMP are still investigating.

Gilbert’s family has been notified.

According to a report in the Nelson Star, she had been treasurer of the Kaslo Victorian Hospital Auxiliary and an active runner, competing in Kaslo Sufferfest, among other races.