A 52-year-old man who has been missing in Manning Park has been found dead.
“This is a tragic end, and certainly not the result we had hoped for,” said Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD.
“Our condolences go to the family and friends of Andriy Fendrikov, and we are grateful to everyone who helped with the search.”
Fendrikov was reported missing earlier in the week as he did not return from a hike. Vancouver Police led the investigation because the last place he was seen at the time of his disappearance was Vancouver.
Fendrikov’s body was found today near Snass Mountain.
Police have not released information about the circumstances of his death.
A search is underway for a Vancouver man believed to be missing in Manning Park.
Andriy Fendrikov, 52, was reported missing earlier in the week after he did not show up for work. He is an avid hiker with considerable backcountry experience.
“We have confirmed that Fendrikov spoke to another hiker Monday afternoon on a trail near Snass Mountain, and we believe he may still be in this area,” said Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD. “It is unusual that Mr Fendrikov has not checked in and we are extremely concerned about his safety.”
VPD initially thought he may have ventured into the Elaho Valley near Squamish, but has since confirmed he was seen in Manning Park on Monday.
“We are becoming increasingly concerned about Mr Fendrikov and we are concerned that he may be lost or wounded and in need of rescue,” Sergeant Addison adds. “We are working with the RCMP and search and rescue to send people to the area, and we ask everyone who enters the hinterland to keep an eye on him.”
Mr. Fendrikov is white, about five feet eight and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing shorts and a hat and a thin windbreaker that may have been blue.
Anyone who sees Mr Fendrikov is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and stay with him until help arrives.
Arrow marks Snass Mountain