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Alberta hikers found dead in Crowsnest Pass near Coleman

Two hikers who went missing in southwest Alberta have been found dead.

RCMP say they were notified that the two men, aged 34 and 35, were overdue at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

The pair had been hiking along North York Creek Plane Crash Trail, located outside of Coleman.

RCMP assisted in a search for the pair that included an aerial investigation.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., search and rescue teams located the men deceased at the bottom of a ridge at Mount Coulthard.

One of the victims was Calgary resident Jonah Swen while the other, Greg Gaudette, lived in Lethbridge. Both were paramedics.

“Greg Gaudette was a valued City of Lethbridge employee and a proud and dedicated member of the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services family,” said the City of Lethbridge in a statement.

Flags will be lowered at Lethbridge City Hall and the city’s five fire stations in his honour.

RCMP expressed condolences to the family and friends of the deceased in a Friday news release.

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