BC Mudslide Victim Identified as Rugby Player Originally From Calgary-The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Last Monday, as flooding and mudslides ravaged British Columbia, Dean Hopkins got a distraught call from his close friend’s wife, saying her husband was missing. That phone call kicked off several stress−filled days for Hopkins, which ended in tragedy when his old rugby buddy Steven Taylor was confirmed dead. Taylor moved to B.C. from Calgary about a year ago for construction work, and when his wife lost touch with him while he was driving through one of the slide−affected areas last weekend, she needed help, Hopkins said. Hopkins jumped into action to find his missing friend. “In a time of crisis, information is not too forthcoming. And when you’ve got a woman who’s missing her husband, it’s pretty traumatic if you’ve got no family support,” he said Sunday. Hopkins said Taylor had been at a work camp north of Vancouver, but the camp shut because of the bad weather. He … CALGARY—Last Monday, as flooding and mudslides ravaged British Columbia, Dean Hopkins got a distraught call from his close friend’s wife, saying her husband was missing. That phone call kicked off several stress−filled days for Hopkins, which ended in tragedy when his old rugby buddy Steven Taylor was confirmed dead. Taylor moved to B.C. from Calgary

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