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UPDATED: Police identify body in Lynn Creek
The man's body found in Lynn Creek Wednesday is that of James Parent, 64, of Lynn Valley Road.
The grisly discovery was made late Wednesday morning by members of the North Shore Rescue and the North Vancouver RCMP who had been conducting an aerial search for the missing North Van man.
Parent had been missing since Feb. 5. His family reported his disappearance to police soon after out of concern for his safety. Parent was reported to be suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance.
Police confirmed the body's identity Thursday night.
On Tuesday, members of North Shore Rescue, the RCMP and local park rangers launched a two-pronged search of Hanes Valley and the backcountry around Lynn Headwaters and Upper Lynn Creek, looking for signs of Parent's whereabouts.
That search continued Wednesday morning with two helicopters and a North Shore Rescue kayak team.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the kayak team located some clothing in the creek and called down a helicopter to comb the area.
Searchers in the helicopter spotted a man's body under water in a pool above Twin Falls shortly thereafter.
Due to the fading daylight, however, Parent's body was not recovered until Thursday morning when North Shore Rescuers and RCMP dive members entered the creek and long-lined the body out via helicopter.
"No foul play is involved in his sudden death; an autopsy will determine the cause of death," said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP in a press release Thursday night.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of James (Jim) Parent.