The search for a 74-year-old Gabriola Island man has ended.
The body of David Hepper was found near the walking trail where he disappeared last Sunday, according to a post on a Gabriola Island community Facebook page.
RCMP say a hiker came across the body Thursday afternoon, about 40 metres from the trail. Foul play is not suspected.
Hepper had not been seen since he left his home Sunday morning. He told his wife he was going for a walk in the trails at the end of Wild Cherry Terrace.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating to determine a cause of death.