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Body of missing snowshoer recovered by North Shore Rescue

Sad end to search for missing snowshoer in B.C.
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

Search for missing man caught in avalanche suspended
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

One hiker rescued with helicopter near Mt. Seymour
One hiker rescued with helicopter near Mt. Seymour

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

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