Grave fears for missing Melbourne woman in Canada

There are fears for a Melbourne woman and her Canadian boyfriend who’ve been missing for almost two weeks after hiking in rugged terrain in British Columbia, in Canada’s west.

34-year-old Sophie Dowsley, and 44-year-old Greg Tiffin, left for a day trip to Statlu Lake, west of Vancouver on Saturday July 8 and haven’t been seen since.

Authorities were alerted after the pair didn’t show up to work the following Monday.


Ms Dowsley’s family has flown to Canada.

Search and rescue crews have found the couple’s black SUV at the base of the dangerous track…

A pair of sunglasses have also been found at the top of a waterfall.. along with some items belonging to Mr Tiffin, in the water below.

Sophie’s father Peter Dowsley told media in Canada he “couldn’t dream of anything worse.

“The worst possible nightmare that you could imagine.”

“They’ve gone to a very dangerous place and they haven’t come out,” he said.

“The terrain is just absolutely stunningly beautiful and rugged and unforgiving. Obviously, the only people that can be in there are trained professionals.”