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Search for 22-year-old British tourist resumes with funding from family

Tom Billings is pictured in a handout photo, released on Monday December 9, 2013.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Police Dept.
December 26, 2013 - 4:29 PM

VANCOUVER - The search for a young British backpacker who went missing in Vancouver one month ago has resumed.

North Shore Rescue says crews have gone out on a helicopter above North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain and Lynn Headwater to capture some air photos and search for Tom Billing's whereabouts.

The 22-year-old was last seen in Vancouver on Nov. 25 before making his way to the North Shore mountains for a hike.

Search crews were on Mount Seymour earlier this week, but they stood down after finding no sign of Billings.

North Shore Rescue now says the search, funded by Billings' family, will continue because warmer temperatures have melted the snow pack in the gully systems.

Billings was in Vancouver for a few days as part of a North America vacation meant to end on Dec. 7 in New York.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

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