The body of missing mushroom picker Devlin Sabo has been located six kilometres up Fiddler Creek near the Skeena River, Terrace RCMP have confirmed.
Sabo, 32, and his friend Ike Murray went missing Sept. 22 when they failed to return back to their boat at a set time after picking mushrooms in the area of Lorne Creek.
Murray, 26, emerged from the wilderness on Monday. CN rail workers found him on the tracks near the small community of Cedarvale, several kilometres away from where searchers were looking for the pair. Murray remains in hospital in stable condition.
Murray stayed with Sabo until his death
RCMP said in a release the men had become lost early on and hunkered down in an area that was not covered by the massive search that followed over the next seven days.
After a week, they decided to hike out, but Sabo soon lost strength to continue.
RCMP say Murray stayed with Sabo until his death, then managed to hike for two more days before he finally reached the railroad tracks.
Sabo's case has now been turned over to the coroner's office.
"We're very fortunate that we don't have two lost souls on hand," said Terrace Search and Rescue leader David Jephson.
"In this case, Mr. Murray did survive, it's unfortunate Mr. Sabo didn't. I believe Mr. Murray did everything he could to try to help his friend. Stayed with his friend right to the end."