The 59 year old male, who was stabbed while hiking solo down the BC Mountaineering Club Trail, is home and is expected to make a full recovery.
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“Police are pleased to report the stabbing victim has been released from hospital and is very fortunate the abdomen injury was not more serious in nature,” reported Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP.
The man was stabbed yesterday during the late-afternoon at a location mid-way on the B.C. Mountaineering Club trail – a path near the popular Grouse Grind on Grouse Mountain. He struggled down the mountain and was discovered by hikers who called emergency services.
Both the B.C. Mountaineering Club trail system and the Grouse Grind were closed today to allow police the opportunity to conduct a more thorough daylight search of the area for any evidence that may assist in the investigation.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, late teens, slim build with dark short hair. No arrests have been made in this stabbing. Motive for the attack is not known and is deemed to be unprovoked. Police are placing a high priority in locating the suspect with all leads being investigated.
Police are asking the public to report any suspicious persons or incident to the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.
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