May 8, 2018 5:45 pm

Teen hiker’s body recovered from canyon in Jasper area

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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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