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Tragedy on Canadian Mountain: 'I Think Your Friends Have Fallen'

Tragedy on Canadian Mountain: 'I Think Your Friends Have Fallen'

Vancouver's Korean-Canadian community is mourning after the bodies of five hikers were recovered from the north face of Mount Harvey.

Kisun Yoon of the Vancouver Korean Hiking Club said he believes two members of his club joined another club, MJM Hiking Club on Saturday's hike. "This is not the outcome which we had hoped for", Squamish RCMP Cpl. Sascha Banks. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the hikers and the search and rescue teams in Lions Bay who are still working tirelessly to find the fifth individual".

Search manager Martin Colwell said: 'The tracks were at the summit and there was an obvious sheer break in the snow over the north face'.

Ferries, 62, said that's when he knew the entire group had fallen when a cornice, or snow ledge, had fallen from under them. More than 30cm of snow was dumped on the mountains over the weekend, on top of an exceptionally deep snowpack.

"I got to the summit and there was nobody there", he said in an interview on Monday.

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RCMP received a distress call on Saturday from one hiker after a cornice collapsed on the peak of Mount Harvey, which is situated 33 kilometers north of Vancouver, in the Lions Bay area.

A South Korean national was among five climbers who were killed in a recent small avalanche on a mountain near Vancouver, Canada, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.

A man who'd been hiking in the area at the same time on Saturday said he met another hiker who told him his five friends were ahead of him on the mountain.

No information about the identities of the missing snowshoers is being released until all the family members have been notified.

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