Man found dead after becoming separated from friend during North Vancouver hike

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VANCOUVER — Police say a hiker has died after becoming separated from a friend during a hike in North Vancouver.

North Vancouver RCMP say two friends were hiking in the area of Mt. Fromme on Friday when they became separated.

One of the two returned to their vehicle and called police, prompting a search.

The missing man was located Saturday morning, a short distance from where the pair had become separated.

Police say it appears to be a "tragic accident."

North Shore Rescue said in a statement posted to social media that the area does not have a flagged or established trail, and is densely forested with thick brush.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 22, 2021.

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