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Dog’s body found after being swept over North Vancouver waterfall

Body of missing dog swept over waterfall finally recovered
A sad update in the search for a Golden Retriever who went missing in Lynn Canyon Park last month.

A sad update in the search for a dog who went missing last month in Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver.

Maya, a nine-year-old Golden Retriever, was playing in the water on May 23 when she got caught in the current and was swept over a waterfall.

Volunteers searched the area for days with no sign.

Search and rescue crews found her body near Twin Falls over the weekend.

Search continues for dog swept over waterfall at Lynn Canyon
Search continues for dog swept over waterfall at Lynn Canyon

 

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“She was a really sweet dog, friendly,” owner Macarena Masedo said. “She was so active, so healthy. She was the queen of our house.”

Masedo said she plans to put up a plaque in the canyon in Maya’s memory.

Firefighters even conducted a high-angle rope descent during the initial search to locate the lost dog.

We understand that, whether it is a loved one, whether it is a child or whether it is a pet, these are people’s family members,” District of North Vancouver Fire assistant chief Jeremy Duncan told Global News at the time.

“If there was any opportunity to have a positive outcome, we’d love to be involved. … That’s what they trained for.”