February 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Updated: February 21, 2019 2:46 am

Body of missing snowshoer recovered by North Shore Rescue

WATCH: Heartbreak for the family of a missing snowshoer who was swept away by an avalanche, as his body has been found by search and rescue. Grace Ke reports.


North Shore Rescue says the body of a missing snowshoer has been recovered from the site of an avalanche.

Rescue crews resumed their search for Remi Michalowski on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old was swept away by an avalanche Monday morning in a remote area near Mount Seymour.

WATCH: (Aired Feb. 19, 2019) Search for missing man caught in avalanche suspended

His friend was able to hang onto a tree as the snow crashed down, and then called 911.

Members of North Shore Rescue could not get out Tuesday because bad weather made searching too dangerous.

WATCH: (Aired Feb. 18, 2019) One hiker rescued with helicopter near Mt. Seymour

The delay was excruciating for Michalowski’s mother, who was holding out hope.

READ MORE: ‘I still believe in my heart’: Mother of snowshoer missing near Mount Seymour speaks out

Lidia Majerski said her son was an experienced and responsible hiker who was well-prepared for his Family Day long weekend trip.

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