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Lake Louise RCMP recover body of missing hiker

The 70-year-old man from Winnipeg was reported overdue to RCMP on Thursday (Sept. 19) around 7 p.m. by another hiking party that was on the southwest ridge scrambling route of Mount Temple
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LAKE LOUISE – RCMP in Lake Louise recovered the body of a missing hiker near Mount Temple in Banff National Park on Friday (Sept. 20).

According to a press release, the 70-year-old man from Winnipeg was reported overdue to RCMP on Thursday (Sept. 19) around 7 p.m. by another hiking party that was on the southwest ridge scrambling route of Mount Temple. 

Parks Canada visitor safety specialists responded by helicopter, however the male hiker was unresponsive when observed and fading daylight hampered recovery efforts. 

Parks and RCMP returned at first light on Friday to recover the body. 



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