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RCMP: Body found in ocean in Colwood

Body reported at Esquimalt Lagoon around 11;30 am

Thursday July 28, 2022 | COLWOOD, BC [Updated July 29, 2022]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

The West Shore RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating the circumstances of a deceased person found today in the ocean at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood.

West Shore RCMP frontline officers and the Serious Crime Unit responded to the report at 11:30 am.

The Colwood Fire Department also responded, as a medical call. “We were cancelled from the call prior to our arrival,” says Greg Chow, Assistant Fire Chief, Colwood Fire Rescue.

Investigation underway:

The circumstances around the death are being investigated. According to police foul play is not suspected.

No further information can be provided pending the next of kin notification, says Constable Meghan Groulx, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. 

The BC Coroner’s Service is conducting a concurrent investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

[As of 5 pm July 29, there was no further updated from RCMP.]

Beach has been re-opened:

“We would like to thank the public for allowing space to investigate while on scene this afternoon, it has since been re-opened,” said Constable Groulx about the beach area, in a news release posted at 4:28 pm.

Many people are accessing beaches and water due to the extreme heat this week.

Cooling and misting stations are alternatives to going into rivers, lakes or the ocean.

File # 2022-12835

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