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  Yves LaForest is missing...


Update 8/15/2003: The private search has been halted without success...

Our prayers are with Yves, his friends and family...

Update 8/12/2003: Yves LaForest, Michel Bastien and the French lady with them have not been found. We are told, the family does not want to give up the search, donations can be given to TD Canada Trust in Canada or at most large outdoor equipment stores in Montreal, Sherbrooke and Quebec City, including, Blacks Camping: 3525 Queen Mary Rd. or 1101 Laurier Ave. W. Le Yéti: 5190 St. Laurent Blvd. La Cordée: 2159 Ste. Catherine St. E. Mountain Equipment Co-op: 8989.

On Saturday rescuers found lifejackets that were "buckled"; we all hope it was a sign!

No bodies have been found, and the British Columbia RCMP have apparently given up the search. A private search is now underway...

Our prayers are with Yves and his friends and climbers...

The previous update is below...

Yves LaForest, alpinist, engineer, motivational speaker, author and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec, March 26, 1956, B. Sc. A. Mechanical Engineering, Sherbrooke University, 1979 has gone missing. Yves is best known for being the first Everest summiter from  Quebec.

According to reports, Yves and two others kayakers went missing while going down the Incomappleux River.

Michel Bastien, another mountain climber, Yves LaForest, and another in July left to climb Mt Hope for cancer. After reaching the summit they started down the Incomappleux River.

Searches are underway...

For more on Yves LaForest see his page on EverestHistory.com here.

 
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