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Chilliwack SAR Scales Back Search For Hiker Near Bridal Falls

Chilliwack -MONDAY AUGUST 22 UPDATEChilliwack RCMP have scaled back the search for a 50 year old man from Delta who was reported missing last weekend.

The search was initiated by the RCMP on August 14, 2016 after police received a report that a member of a group that was hiking on Baby Munday Peak, did not return to the excursion’s designated rendezvous point at the end of the day.

Chilliwack General Duty officers supported by the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment Summer Policing Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, and Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) immediately traveled to the site and began combing the mountain looking for the missing hiker.

On August 15th aircraft from the RCMP, Comox 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and Valley Helicopters Ltd joined the operation as searchers continued to look for the missing man.

The ground search expanded on August 16th when SAR Teams from Lions Bay, Surrey, Coquitlam, and Kent Harrison arrived on the site to bolster the operation.

The search for the missing hiker continued through to the weekend, when on Saturday, a Remote Piloted Aircraft System of the RCMP Advanced Radio Control Section and an aircraft from Talon Helicopter Ltd equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), conducted overhead passes of the areas on the mountain not accessible to the ground crews.

On August 22nd after exhausting all initial efforts to locate the missing hiker, police have scaled back the search by standing down the SAR operation.

“A thorough ground and air search of the region has been conducted for the missing hiker,” says Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD, “RCMP remain in close contact with the missing man’s family”.  

SUNDAY August 21 UPDATE – Week Two in this search continues with family members clinging to hope that Gordon Sagoo will come home alive. Chilliwack SAR was active in social media noting that their search has not ended.

Thursday UPDATE – Chilliwack SAR tweeted Wednesday night, Chilliwack will resume the search near Baby Munday Peak Thursday morning with assistance from

ORIGINAL STORY – Chilliwack Search and Rescue continue their search for Delta Hiker Gordon Sagoo.

The experienced hiker went missing on Sunday August 14.

The 50-year-old had hiked ahead of a group traveling to Baby Munday Peak, southeast of Bridal Falls.

A fundraising page posted by the family also thanks Port Coquitlam, Surrey and Lions Bay search and rescue team members for assisting in the search.

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