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Police searching for Coquitlam hiker missing near Eagle Mountain

Last Updated Aug 24, 2020 at 11:31 pm PDT

(Courtesy Coquitlam RCMP)

A Coquitlam man did not return from his daily hike on the Eagle Mountain trails Sunday

Ali Safar Naderi is known to hike nearly daily in the area but his car has been abandoned near the foot of the mountain

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) — Mounties are asking for help in their search for a Coquitlam man who didn’t return home from his daily hike on the Eagle Mountain trails Sunday.

52-year-old Ali Safar Naderi was reported missing after a “concerned citizen” noticed his car parked near the foot of the mountain for “many hours longer than usual.”

“Coquitlam RCMP investigators have searched Naderi’s vehicle and apartment for clues and have spoken to Naderi’s extended family and neighbours. There is nothing to explain what happened to Naderi and there is significant concern for his well-being,” reads a release from police.

Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's assistance to find missing hiker Ali NaderiAli Safar Naderi was reported…

Posted by Coquitlam Search and Rescue on Monday, August 24, 2020

The location where Naderi was last seen is complicating the search and rescue effort.

“Due to the sheer number of trails and paths in the area it is not possible to do an organized search and rescue effort without knowing more about Naderi’s intended destination,” according to RCMP.

Naderi is a 52-years-old Persian man with brown eyes and salt and pepper hair. He is 5’10” tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.