Missing hiker found dead in Manning Park

Manning hiker found dead

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m.

A 52-year-old man who has been missing in Manning Park has been found dead.

“This is a tragic ending, and certainly not the outcome we had hoped for,” says Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD.

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Andriy Fendrikov, and we’re thankful to everyone who assisted in the search."

Fendrikov was reported missing earlier this week when he didn’t return from a hike. Vancouver Police led the investigation because, at the time of his disappearance, the last place he was seen was Vancouver.

Fendrikov’s body was found today near Snass Mountain.

Police have not release information as to circumstances of his death.

ORIGINAL: 11:55 a.m.

A search is ramping up for a Vancouver man believed to be missing in Manning Park.

Andriy Fendrikov, 52, was reported missing earlier this week after he did not show up for work. He is an avid hiker with significant backcountry experience.

“We have confirmed Mr. Fendrikov spoke to another hiker Monday afternoon on a trail near Snass Mountain and we believe he may still be in that area,” says Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD. “It’s unusual that Mr. Fendrikov has not checked in, and we are extremely concerned for his safety.”

VPD initially believed he may have ventured into the Elaho Valley, near Squamish, but have since confirmed he was seen in Manning Park on Monday.

“We are growing increasingly worried about Mr. Fendrikov, and we’re concerned he may be lost or injured and in need of rescue,” adds Sergeant Addison. “We are working with the RCMP and search and rescue to send people to the area, and we’re asking anyone venturing into the backcountry to keep an eye out for him.”

Mr. Fendrikov is white, about five foot eight, and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing shorts, and hat, and a thin windbreaker that was possibly blue.

Anyone who sees Mr. Fendrikov is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and remain with him until help arrives.

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