UPDATE: 3 p.m.
A 52-year-old man who went missing in Manning Park has been found dead.
“This is a tragic ending, and certainly not the outcome we had hoped for,” said Sergeant Steve Addison of the Vancouver Police Department.
He went on to express condolences to the family and friends of Andriy Fendrikov
“We’re thankful to everyone who assisted in the search,” he said.
Fendrikov was reported missing earlier this week when he didn’t return from a hike in Manning Park. Vancouver Police led the investigation because, at the time of his disappearance, the last place he was seen was in Vancouver.
Fendrikov’s body was found on Wednesday near Snass Mountain.
Police and Ground Search and Rescue are searching Manning Park for a missing hiker, Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Andriy Fendrikov, 52, was reported missing earlier in the week, after he failed to show up for work. He was last seen in Vancouver on September 10.
According to a Vancouver Police Department (VDP) release it was originally believed Fendrikov was hiking near Squamish.
However new information puts him in Manning.
“We have confirmed Mr. Fendrikov spoke to another hiker Monday afternoon on a trail near Snass Mountain and we believe he may still be in that area,” said VDP Sgt. Steve Addison. “It’s unusual that Mr. Fendrikov has not checked in, and we are extremely concerned for his safety.”
Fendrikov is described as an avid hiker with significant backcountry experience.
“We are growing increasingly worried about Mr. Fendrikov, and we’re concerned he may be lost or injured and in need of rescue,” said Addison. “We are working with the RCMP and search and rescue to send people to the area, and we’re asking anyone venturing into the backcountry to keep an eye out for him.”
Fendrikov is Caucasian, about 5’ 8” tall , weighing approximately 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing shorts, a hat, and a thin windbreaker that was possibly blue. Anyone who sees Mr. Fendrikov is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and remain with him until help arrives.
Twice this year men hiking in Manning Park were found deceased.
Jordan Naterer, of Vancouver, went missing on Frosty Mountain in October 2020, and his remains were discovered July 7, 2021.
The remains of David Greatrix, a Penticton author, were found July 26, 2021, after he’d been missing for about one month.
Police believe Greatrix was researching Naterer’s disappearance when he died.
Foul play was ruled out in both deaths.
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