Toronto man killed, B.C. man injured after both were swept over waterfall

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Lower Falls on Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It’s unclear if this is the waterfall the men were swept off of. Photo Shutterstock

A 21-year-old Toronto man has died after plunging over a waterfall in a provincial park just east of Vancouver.

Ridge Meadows RCMP Staff Sgt. Parm Prihar says the man was swept over a waterfall in Gold Creek, as he hiked in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Monday.

A 21-year-old Abbotsford, B.C., man was also carried over the falls while trying to help the first victim.

Prihar says the Abbotsford man was found downstream a short time later with non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering in hospital, but a search for the unnamed Toronto resident had to be called off due to darkness.

Search crews recovered the man’s body in a pool of water in the park on Tuesday.

Prihar offered condolences to the man’s family and friends, saying no one expects such a sad outcome when they are visiting a local park.

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