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Hiker's death near Lions Bay believed to be accidental

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The search for a missing hiker in the Lions Bay area ended tragically.

Police believe that 29-year-old Michael Tu reached the peak of Mount Harvey before 11 a.m. on June 7, according to a Facebook post from the Lions Bay Search and Rescue, which announced he was missing on June 8.

He was found deceased around 6 p.m. on June 8, according to a release from the Sea to Sky RCMP.

“Unfortunately, this search did not have the outcome we were hoping for, and we are heartbroken for the man's family," Angela Kermer with the Sea to Sky RCMP, said in the release. “We are, however, very thankful to community volunteers who helped search, and to Lions Bay Search and Rescue who were exceptional with their work.”

Tu is believed to have died accidentally having succumbed to undisclosed injuries and his death is not being investigated as a criminal matter, according to the RCMP. 

“The Search and Rescue efforts from Lions Bay SAR, Talon, Squamish RCMP, Squamish SAR, North Shore SAR, Coquitlam SAR, and Sunshine Coast SAR have ended,” Lion’s Bay SAR said in an update. “This was a multi-agency task that resulted in the recovery of Michael Tu. Our hearts are heavy with this outcome, our deepest condolences to Michael’s family, friends, and colleagues.”

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