British Columbia

David Huynh ID'd as man who fell to his death from Stanley Park's Prospect Point

A young UBC student who was out with a group of friends fell to his death from one of Stanley Park's most popular destinations.

22-year-old UBC student from Abbotsford, B.C., was found dead on seawall Saturday afternoon

Prospect Point, which offers views of the Lions Gate Bridge and of the water across to North Vancouver and West Vancouver, is a popular destination in Stanley Park. (CBC)

A young UBC student has been identified as the man who fell to his death from one of Stanley Park's most popular viewpoints.

The B.C. Coroners Service says Mai David Huy Huynh, 22, was with a group of friends at Prospect Point, the highest point in the park, in the late afternoon Saturday.

At some point, his friends noticed he was missing.

Shortly after 6 p.m. PT, his body was found 70 metres below, on the seawall.

David Huynh, 22, died after falling 70 metres from Prospect Point in Stanley Park on Saturday. (Facebook)

Huynh, who was from Abbotsford, was a commerce student enrolled in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

A statement posted to the UBC Commerce Undergraduate Society's Facebook page describes him as an "incredible young man" known for his generous, optimistic and outgoing nature.

"David’s passion and positive outlook impacted and inspired countless peers," it says.

The B.C. Coroners Service and the Vancouver Police Department are investigating his death.


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