BRITISH COLUMBIA

Hiker found dead in B.C. backcountry identified as 20-year-old man from Surrey

06/08/2015 03:36 EDT | Updated 06/08/2016 05:59 EDT
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - The coroners service has identified a man who died in a fall while hiking in southwestern British Columbia.

Twenty-year-old Sukhjeet Saggu was reported missing on Friday after being separated from a hiking group in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.

The Surrey, B.C., man's body was found at the foot of a loose rock incline on Saturday after a search lasting more than 20 hours.

He was confirmed dead shortly after.

The BC Coroners Service has concluded the fall was accidental.

The man's family has been notified.