Missing Squamish resident and missing dirt biker found 

RCMP involved in both searches

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A Squamish resident has returned home after last being seen on June 22.

The search for the 59-year-old Michael Smith ended on June 28, four days after he was reported missing by family, who were concerned when he had been out of contact for several days.

The family told Squamish RCMP such behaviour was unusual for him, but that he was known for spending time in rural areas.

Meanwhile, a camper who had gone missing while dirt-bike riding was also found and taken to hospital. He had been reported missing June 28, from Chance Creek Forest Service Road at around 9:45 p.m.

Squamish RCMP and Squamish Search and Rescue were searching for the 32-year-old New Brunswick man on June 29, before he contacted his friends.

The man and his crew were camping up Chance Creek, RCMP Sgt. Sascha Banks told The Chief. The man's dirt bike was found around 400 metres away. At around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, the missing biker made contact, saying he had crashed, then hiked to the Squamish Valley and was being transported to the hospital.

In a press release, Sgt. Sascha Banks said the RCMP would be looking into the collision and the man's injuries.

She went on to thank the Squamish Search and Rescue crew adding, "We couldn't have done it without them. This is the best possible outcome."


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