Teen hiker’s body recovered from canyon in Jasper area
An investigation into what happened is underway but the RCMP say no foul play is suspected after the body of a teen was recovered from a canyon in the Jasper, Alta. area on Monday.
Police said officers received a 911 call at about 6 p.m. on Sunday after a group of friends went hiking at Ogre Canyon. According to Hinton RCMP, one of the hikers fell into the canyon.
Mounties and Parks Canada rescue technicians began a search for the hiker but had to suspend it until morning because of dangerous terrain, combined with a lack of sufficient light.
On Monday, the body of a 19-year-old man was recovered.
In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, police said the victim’s name would not be made public.
According to an Alberta-based adventure company, Ogre Canyon is located “off the beaten path” at the edge of Jasper National Park.
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