Body in Banff is missing Alberta camper
The body found Thursday in a remote stretch of Banff National Park is an Airdrie, Alta., man who went missing nearly two weeks ago, police confirmed Friday.
Jordan Darda, a 20-year-old University of Alberta student, left Edmonton for a solo camping trip in the Jasper area on the Labour Day long weekend and hadn't been seen or heard from since.
The last contact anyone had with him was a text message from Darda to a friend saying it was too dark to set up his tent, so he would sleep in his truck.
Darda was not equipped to be away this long or in inclement weather.
His body was found Thursday face down in shallow water in Norman Creek at the north end of the park, about two kilometres from where his vehicle was discovered a day earlier.
The cause of death is unknown.
Airdrie RCMP said foul play is not suspected.
Const. Francine Hennelly said there were no signs of trauma.
"So we can safely say it wasn't due to a fall, there was no involvement with animals, [or] that kind of thing," said Hennelly.
She said it could take months to determine how Darda died. An autopsy will be required.