Possible clothes of White Rock hiker found along creek in North Van park

Video footage of Hai Tao (David) Liu at Lonsdale Quay on Dec. 12, the day he disappeared.  - Submitted
Video footage of Hai Tao (David) Liu at Lonsdale Quay on Dec. 12, the day he disappeared.
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Clothes that could have been worn by Hai Tao (David) Liu the day he disappeared have been found along a rushing creek in Lynn Headwaters.

"We haven't positively identified [the clothes] as anyone's but articles of clothes were found which led us to believe that he may be in the waters at Lynn Headwaters," said North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong.

Liu, a White Rock resident, went missing on Dec. 12. He was captured on video surveillance at McDonalds in Lonsdale Quay and on a transit bus as he asked for directions and got off near the park.

On Dec. 28 North Shore Rescue and the RCMP's dive team searched Lynn Creek by kayak looking for any signs of Liu but didn't find anything.

"Because of the level of water and temperature a thorough search wasn't completed. We are continuing our search efforts, not only in that area but any areas downstream," said De Jong.

Timing of the next search depends on the RCMP gathering additional information that could give insight into Liu's possible location.

Lui's family says he has travelled to North Vancouver regularly and liked the North Shore mountains. White Rock RCMP say his disappearance is out of character.

Liu is 43 years old, Asian, 5' 10" and 155 pounds with short black hair. He is wearing a green jacket and glasses with black rims in surveillance footage at Lonsdale Quay.

Before his disappearance Liu was studying at West Coast College of Message Therapy in New Westminster. His classmates hope their posts on Vancouver Reddit will lead to new tips to help find him.





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