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Abbotsford man dies after 70-metre fall in Stanley Park

David Huynh - Facebook photo
David Huynh
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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.

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