Abbotsford man dies after 70-metre fall in Stanley Park

David Huynh - Facebook photo
David Huynh
— image credit: Facebook photo

A 22-year-old Abbotsford man died Saturday after falling from Stanley Park's highest point onto the seawall below, the BC Coroners Service says.

Mai David Huy Huynh had been spending time with friends at Prospect Point, a popular gathering point with spectacular views and a café, when he was noticed to be missing in the late afternoon.

He was subsequently found on the seawall, 70 metres below, and died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and Vancouver Police continue to investigate.

According to an online blog written by Huynh in 2012, he was born in Vancouver and spent the first six years of his life living in Montreal before moving when he was in Grade 1 to Abbotsford, where he grew up.

He played both competitive football and rugby in high school, including with the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club, and earned his bachelor of commerce degree in accounting and finance this year from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

While attending UBC, he was on the board of directors of the Commerce Undergraduate Society, which has posted a message about Huynh on its website.

"We cannot express David's character any better than has been by those who are today remembering him for the incredible young man he was – optimistic, outgoing, enthusiastic, generous and, above all, kind-hearted ... Rest in peace, David. You will be greatly missed within our community."

This summer, Huynh was serving as a consulting intern with HSBC Global Change Delivery, according to his LinkedIn profile.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fine for driver in fatal crash
Events celebrate Halloween in Abbotsford
Bourque to serve at least 75 years in prison
Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms
Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
Back Country Horsemen of B.C.
Election 2014: Surrey councillor candidates take on questions
Optimism after meeting in Victoria to discuss Willoughby school challenges
Christmas food drives take bite out of hunger

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.