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Grouse Grind Death: Hiker Collapses On North Vancouver Mountain

07/21/2016 09:36 EDT | Updated 07/21/2016 09:59 EDT
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Woman at the top of the Grouse Grind, Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

VANCOUVER - A man has died while hiking on a popular trail on North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain.

North Vancouver RCMP Corp. Julie Ash says it happened at around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Ash says the man in his 50s went into medical distress on the Grouse Grind trail.

She says RCMP, North Shore Rescue and B.C. Ambulance responded.

A member of the volunteer rescue group was actually hiking at the time, and witnessed the collapse, team leader Mike Danks told CBC News. The member alerted 911 as well as North Shore Rescue.

Ash says the man was pronounced dead and was not transported to hospital.

The B.C. Coroner's Service is now investigating.

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