BRITISH COLUMBIA

Missing man found on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C., after cold night

01/14/2015 11:29 EST | Updated 03/16/2015 05:59 EDT
COQUITLAM, B.C. - A man in his late 60s has been found after spending a chilly night on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C.

Peter Hsu gave his family a scare when he never returned from what was supposed to be a 40-minute hike on a downhill trail Tuesday afternoon.

Mike Coyle of Coquitlam Search and Rescue says the man's family dropped him off at about 3 p.m. and told him to take the trail downhill to their house.

But when Hsu wasn't back by that evening, his family called for help and a search began at about 3 a.m.

Rescuers scoured the area by foot for hours before sunrise, until a member of the public found Hsu at around 8 a.m.

Coyle says Hsu, who is visiting from Taiwan and speaks little English, was overjoyed to be found and appears to be in good condition.