TE ANAU, New Zealand, July 27 (UPI) -- New Zealand authorities said Monday the bodies of two men found after an avalanche are those of missing Canadian hikers.
Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux, both 23, did not return to Montreal as scheduled after a hiking expedition on the Kepler Track, a 37-mile hiking trail near Te Anau, New Zealand. They were last seen at a hostel on July 6. New Zealand police believe the two bodies pulled from avalanche debris are those of Lessard and Lemieux but have yet to make a positive identification. No other hikers were reported missing.