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Remembering Chris Hayes

Cape Breton Post Reporter: Steve MacInnis

A longtime reporter with the Cape Breton Post who died while camping on Cheticamp Island is being remembered as a man who loved his job.‚Äč Chris Hayes fell from a cliff while camping on Cheticamp Island.

Hayes, 62, was found at the base of a 30 metre cliff around 5:45 a.m. on Monday after an overnight search.

Police said Hayes and a friend were camping next to a communications tower on Cheticamp Island on Sunday night. The friend went for a walk in the nearby woods. When he returned at approximately 10 p.m., he discovered Hayes was missing and called 911.

Fellow reporter Steve MacInnis worked with Chris for 27 years. He describes him as a journalist who knew how to get to the heart of a story -- and who always got it right.

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