The remains of a British hiker have been found in Canada more than two years after he went missing. Tom Billings, who was 22 years old and from Oxford, was travelling in North America when he was last seen in Vancouver in November 2013. He was reported missing a week later after he failed to return to his accommodation.
A large-scale search operation was launched for Mr Billings, who police believed was trekking in the North Shore mountains and got lost or injured, but he was never found. Last month a hiker on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver spotted the Briton's remains and he has since been identified through DNA.
Vancouver Police say foul play is not suspected and the coroner's service is investigating.
The employers of a man from Southampton who was killed when a whale-watching boat for tourists capsized in Canada have paid tribute to him.
Nigel Hooker from Southampton, worked for the telecommunications satellite business at Airbus in Portsmouth, as a Product Programme Assurance Manager. The firm expressed their condolences to his family and said Mr Hooker would be missed.
"It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the tragic death of Nigel Hooker who worked at Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. Nigel was a well respected and popular colleague, and will be greatly missed by everyone he worked with. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."
Two of the people who died after a whale watching boat sank off Tofino in Canada have been named as David Thomas and son Stephen from Swindon. David, 50, and Stephen, 18, were among five British nationals who died when the 65ft-long Leviathan II went down off the coast of Vancouver Island. The Conservative MP for South Swindon, Robert Buckland, described his shock on hearing the news.
Two of the people who died after a whale watching boat sank off Tofino in Canada have been named as David Thomas and son Stephen from Swindon.
David, 50, and Stephen, 18, were among five British nationals who died when the 65ft-long Leviathan II went down off the coast of Vancouver Island.
David was a managing architect at Microsoft and was described by someone he worked with as an "undoubted guru" in IT software.
The former colleague added: "He is someone who takes time to foster collaboration, support and understanding amongst his colleagues."
David's other son, University of Nottingham student Paul, 22, said his mother Julie, 49, was also on the boat. She survived and is recuperating in hospital with minor injuries.
The father of a 22-year-old man from Oxford who's gone missing hiking in the Canadian mountains has appealed for information about his whereabouts.
Tom Billings was due to return home last weekend -but hasn't made any contact with friends and family for more than two weeks.
Tom, who recently graduated from university, had been exploring Canada for the first time. He was staying in Vancouver and said he wanted to trek in the North Shore Mountains, where several rescue teams have been searching for him.
Sangeeta spoke to Martin Billings from our Didcot newsroom.
Additional footage courtesy of CTV.
The search is still on for an Oxford man who has gone missing in Canada.
Tom Billings, who is 22-years old had been exploring North America.
He is thought to have headed out for a hike but failed to return.
His father, Martin Billings, has made an emotional appeal on Canadian television to help try and find his son.
Tom last made contact with his father nearly a month ago.
A father from Oxford has issued an emotional appeal for help in the search for his son who is thought to have gone missing while hiking in Canada.
Tom Billings, 22 and a seasoned traveller and hiker, was reported missing after he failed to return to accommodation in Vancouver for several days.
Ton has been missing since November 25, Canadian police said.
A number of tips have led them to believe he went to the North Shore area of Vancouver on a hiking expedition.
His father Martin Billings, a lawyer from Oxford said Tom, who had no medical problems, graduated recently from university and had applied to carry out postgraduate research.
Mr Billings said: "The things that have gone through my mind are in many ways too horrible to mention, I cannot deny that.
"I think most likely is that he got into trouble somewhere on the mountain. From there, I do not know. What I hope is that he got to a warm place - maybe he has broken a leg or something."
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