A three-year mystery surrounding the disappearance of a British tourist who went missing on the North Shore mountains ended Friday after the coroner confirmed his remains were found last month.

Tom Billings, 22, vanished in Vancouver on Nov. 25, 2013. The avid outdoorsman was last seen hiking in the North Shore mountains around the Hanes Valley Trail, and was reported missing a week later after he failed to complete travel plans to the U.S.

Family and friends called the disappearance out of character, and crews scoured local mountains by land and air to find him.

The young man’s father came to Canada to plead for information about his disappearance, and feared he was caught on a mountain with an injury that’s preventing him from making his way home.

The BC Coroners Service now says the deceased male found on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver in April is Billings.

Foul play is not suspected.

The family released this statement though the Vancouver police department:

The family wants to thank the general public for the support and assistance in the search to find their son Tom over the last 2 1/2 years. The family specifically wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the members of the North Shore Search and Rescue team and the helicopter pilots of Talon Aviation, the staff and members of the British consulate in Vancouver for all their continued support, and finally to the VPD in general and the Missing Persons Unit in particular for their continued and persistent work to find their son Tom.