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Missing hiker rescued, injured on treacherous North Shore trail

Last Updated Oct 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm PDT

Royal Canadian Marine SAR dropping off rescued hiker at Rocky Point in Port Moody. (Source: submitted, Coquitlam Search and Rescue)

NORTH SHORE (NEWS 1130) – A hiker who went missing on an extremely rough trail between Coquiltam and North Vancouver has been found and re-united with his family.

He was found by helicopters Saturday night, but had to be brought out by boat. He seems to have been injured on his week-long hike along a treacherous trail from Coquitlam to Mount Seymour.

He last checked in on Wednesday.

Before he was rescued, Mike Danks with North Shore Search and Rescue said he had to be rescued by boat.

“It sounds like he’s injured his ribs,” he says. “We’re not able to fly him out, it’s too dark, but we do have a field team that’s going in to his location right now.”

He was injured on the Indian Arm trail, which Coquiltam rescue says is not recommended to anyone except very experienced hikers.