Missing man found dead in Burnaby park

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A man who went missing while out for a walk on Friday has been found dead in South Burnaby, RCMP confirmed.

Police issued a plea for help finding the 68-year-old man, who had a brain injury and left his home in Vancouver at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. He told his caregiver he was going for a walk, but failed to return at dinnertime.

Vancouver police said they were "extremely concerned" for his welfare and that it was a "race against time" to bring him home safely.

They asked everyone in South Burnaby to check their sheds, yards, and unlock vehicles to see if he sought shelter from the cold.

Vancouver Police Department investigators believe Tremblay last used his Compass Card around 1 p.m. Friday at Edmonds Station, and that he may have been heading to Byrne Creek Park in South Burnaby.

Coquitlam Search and Rescue, North Shore Rescue, Vancouver police and volunteers from the community helped in the search.

Tremblay was found dead Sunday at around 11 a.m. in a remote location of Byrne Creek Park.

It's believed he succumbed to the cold weather, Burnaby RCMP said in a statement Sunday evening.

"This is not the outcome we were hoping for," Cpl. Brett Cunningham said in a statement.

"We take this moment to remind ourselves how we must continue to protect and look out for our community's most vulnerable. Thank you to all those who contributed in the search and shared his photograph."