Search resumes for missing hiker in Canada

Search and rescue teams in Canada have continued to scour remote and rugged terrain in search of missing Australian hiker Sophie Dowsley.

Grave fears are held for the 34-year-old from Melbourne who was last seen on July 8 as she set out for a day hike to Statlu Lake with her Canadian boyfriend Greg Tiffin.

Divers have found 44-year-old Tiffin’s body in the lake near a waterfall which is located about three hours’ drive east of Vancouver.


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The area’s trails are challenging for experienced hikers and the region has a history of deadly incidents.

Sophie’s brother, Jamie Dowsley has told 3AW the terrain was “an incredible” but dangerous spot.

“It’s about 50km up some pretty rugged logging tracks. It’s a moderate hike and neither Sophie or Greg are risk takers. They are pretty planned, calculated and precise,” he said.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said the family was receiving consular assistance.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian woman reported missing in Canada, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter. Owing to our privacy obligations, we will not provide further comment.”

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