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Burnaby hiker dies on Grouse

A 65-year-old Burnaby man died while hiking the BCMC Trail on Grouse Mountain on Sunday.

North Shore Search and Rescue responded to a call late Sunday morning that a hiker was in cardiac arrest near the top of the 3.3 km trail that runs just east of the popular Grouse Grind. The trail has an average gradient of 25.8 per cent according to the Club Tread website.

Search and Rescue coordinated an effort to get to the man that involved several emergency agencies. Two nearby hikers immediately performed CPR, but the man could not be revived.

While the Grouse Grind closes for the winter, experienced hikers often access the BCMC trail that shares the same trailhead as the Grind and gains a total elevation of 818 metres.

 

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