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Nam Kwon Kang
« on: May 04, 2009, 07:45:12 AM »
Nam Kwon Kang

Nam Kwon Kang came from Korea to Canada in 1995.  On November 1, 1996 he vanished while visiting a friend in St.John's. He was an experience rock climber, paratrooper and martial arts expert.  During that time he had been rock climbing in the Signal Hill area.  An intensive search was conducted but no sign of him was found. All his personal belongings were left at the apartment where he was staying.
Nam Kwon Kang, 27, was a Korean student at Toronto’s Hansaw Language School when he came to St. John’s to visit a friend in late October 1996. An experienced martial artist, paratrooper and rock climber, Kang had reportedly been rock-climbing in the Kelly’s Island and Signal Hill areas when he disappeared. He was last seen on Signal Hill.

The RNC, Canadian Coast Guard, Rovers Ground Search Team, St. John’s Regional Fire Department and Emergency Measures Organization conducted a five-day search for Kang, but found no trace of him. Kang’s distressed mother came to St. John’s from Korea and spoke with investigators several times through an interpreter.


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Re: Nam Kwon Kang
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 11:46:30 AM »
Nam Kwon Kang
Date Reported Missing: November 1st, 1996
Missing From: St. John's, Newfoundland
Age at time of Disappearance: 27 years



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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 06:38:33 PM »
Well that would be a heck of a place to go rock climbing, I know and have been on Signal Hill. He would not be very familiar with the weather or the climate there and could have run into difficulty. The fact that his belongings were left at the apartment, seems to fit that he did go missing. But were there any witnesses to him rock climbing????