RCMP crews confirmed on Saturday afternoon that a man had lost in the Mt. Fromme was found deceased.
Police said he was found on steep terrain.
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“Obviously, a tragic end to a labor-intensive search by North Shore Rescue,” Insp. Said Andy LeClair.
The man had left for a hike around 7:30 am Friday with another person.
The body of a missing Ontario hiker near the summit of Saint-Marc
At one point between the Kennedy Falls area and the top of Mt. Fromme, the couple broke up and the other hiker returned home while the missing man apparently continued.
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“His hiking companion returned home safe and sound, but the subject still had not returned home that evening and was reported missing by his partner and his wife,” said research director Paul Markey.
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North Shore Recue scoured the mountain until about 2 a.m. with a team of three and a helicopter equipped with night vision.
Additional crews with air support returned to work at 5:30 a.m.
“We did extensive research on very difficult, very steep terrain – gully systems, drainage, cliffs, etc.,” Markey said.
Crews had to take extra precautions due to an aggressive bear attacking a hiker in the same area on Friday.
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