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Hiker dies in Cypress Provincial Park in West Vancouver

Hiker dies in Cypress Provincial Park in West Vancouver
Hiker dies in Cypress Provincial Park in West Vancouver

Authorities say a man has died after falling into a ravine while hiking in a popular provincial park on the North Shore on Thursday.

According to a statement from West Vancouver police, emergency responders were called to Cypress Provincial Park at 11:35 a.m. The man, who police said was in his 70s, reportedly fell about 200 feet into Cypress Creek Canyon while hiking with a group. His body was recovered by firefighters.

“A life was lost today. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual,” Const. Nicole Braithwaite wrote in a press release.

“Our victim support team is working to assist those who witnessed the incident, the family of the deceased man and those present.”

Police will not release the man’s identity because the family has requested privacy.