Richmond Rescue member dies on Canadian hike

Published: Jul. 11, 2023 at 9:44 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Vt. (WCAX) - The Richmond Rescue team is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Around 11:15 Monday morning, a Canadian rescue crew deployed to the Garibaldi Provincial Park in Canada about an hour outside Vancouver. They say they got reports of a hiker who fell off the Black Tusk Chimney at the park.

Officials identified the hiker as 28-year-old Nicole Killian of Richmond. She died from her injuries.

Nicole’s family released a statement saying, “Nicole was a rescuer of dogs and people alike. She loved her friends and family deeply. She had just earned her doctorate as a nurse practitioner from NYU after working tirelessly in the ER and rescue. She was impeccably herself and is irreplaceable.”