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Hero loses last battle

North Shore Search and Rescue is mourning the passing of Jay Piggot, who died early Tuesday morning after a lengthy fight against cancer.

Piggot, a long-time member of North Shore Rescue, died in hospital after a two year fight with Cholangiocarcinoma. Piggot Leaves behind a wife and two young sons.

When Piggot was first diagnosed in 2015, friends, family and strangers raised more than $100,000 in a campaign called "Rescue the Rescuer."

He underwent several rounds of chemo and his tumour was removed in September 2016, but about a year later, it was announced that his cancer had returned. A second fundraiser raised more than $70,000 for a treatment in the U.S.

-With files from CTV



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