Woman who fell at Cottonwood Creek in Nelson dies

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a hiking incident in Nelson on Aug. 26, 2016.

She was Jamie Denise Latreille, aged 37, from Nelson.


Photo: Nelson Fire Rescue at the scene bringing the seriously injured woman out of Cottonwood Creek of Friday evening

Ms. Latreille and a companion were walking along the top of Cottonwood Falls in Nelson when Ms. Latreille lost her footing and fell about 25 metres, landing first on rocks and then in Cottonwood Creek. She was pulled from the water and transported  to Kootenay Lake Hospital, but she died in hospital from her injuries the next morning.

The BC Coroners Service and Nelson City Police continue to investigate this death.

Ms. Latreille’s family has been notified of her death.

Woman in serious condition after falling into ravine at Cottonwood Falls