Squamish RCMP isn’t ruling out possibility of criminal activity as it begins investigation into the collapse of the Sea to Sky Gondola cabins early morning. The RCMP is also urging people to avoid the area.
According to preliminary information, shortly after 8:45 am today, Squamish RCMP responded to the Sea to Sky Gondola after the haul rope had fallen, making the lift inoperable. An employee, working at the Summit, heard a loud bang and the discovery was made.
The gondola was not in operation at the time and there are no injuries as a result. Squamish RCMP are currently on scene and have taken conduct of the investigation.
“Investigation is in the preliminary stages and the cause is undetermined. Right now the police are looking at all possibilities which include those criminal in nature,” said Cst. Ashley MacKay of the Squamish RCMP.
The RCMP is requesting that people stay away from the area which includes all the trails that have accessibility to the area.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.