POLITICS

German exchange student identified as man found dead near B.C. hiking trail

06/28/2012 04:47 EDT | Updated 08/28/2012 05:12 EDT
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - The body of a hiker found in North Vancouver has been identified as that of a 22-year-old German exchange student.

The B.C. Coroner's Service says Jasper Houben was reported missing on Monday and his body was found at the bottom of a steep hill on Wednesday.

The RCMP say the man died from a fall and there are no signs of foul play.

Recovery crews had to use ropes and a helicopter to lift the body out.

Houben's family had flown in from Germany to help in the search before the body was found.