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Body of missing camper found in provincial park near Maple Ridge, B.C.

January 03, 2016 - 9:43 AM

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. - The body of a missing camper has been found in a provincial park near Maple Ridge, B.C.

A 39-year-old man went missing in Golden Ears Provincial Park around 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, after telling friends he was going to set off fireworks.

Rick Laing of Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue says about 34 people from several search and rescue organizations looked for the man Friday afternoon and continued late into the night.

The search resumed early Saturday morning, and a boat found a man's body in Alouette Lake around 10 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say the body is that of the missing camper.

Laing says the man's death appears to be a tragic accident.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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