Surrey hiker killed in fall at Chilliwack Lake

CHILLIWACK – A young Surrey man was killed when he fell while hiking at Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park on Friday.

Sukhjeet Saggu, 20, was reported missing on June 5 after he became separated from his group, which had been hiking on the Linderman Lake Trail. The Chilliwack RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue found his body the following afternoon, at the bottom of a steep cliff. The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating Saggu’s death but Cpl. Mike Rail of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment said foul play is not suspected.

Liana Wright, of BC Coroners Service, said Saggu’s body was found “at the foot of a loose rock incline.”

Rail said the search was “extensive,” from the ground and from the air.”Mountain terrain is treacherous in the area and the search had to be suspended once darkness fell,” Rail said. The search resumed in the morning and Saggu’s body was found at about 2 p.m. “We remind everyone of the danger while enjoying the back country,” he said. “Always remain with your group and be aware of your surroundings.”

Just Posted

South Surrey church members ‘praying for accused mother… for the whole process’

Lisa Batstone’s second-degree murder trial continues this week in B.C. Supreme Court

City will ask Fraser Health to remove pay parking at SMH, Surrey councillor says

Surrey’s new council has already made parking free on neighbouring city streets

Health and Technology District breaks ground on new building

City Centre 3 is the third of eight planned buildings: Lark Group

Spawning salmon returning to North Delta’s Cougar Creek

It’s early in the season, but the streamkeepers are hopeful it could be a good year for returns

Surrey White Rock Ringette Association ‘excited’ about world championships coming to Lower Mainland

Ringette Canada says the sport has reached record registration numbers

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor

The 40-person board is made up of elected officials from 21 cities and one First Nation

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Most Read