Body found near Wreck Beach, RCMP Investigating

University, Major Crimes Unit – On June 11, 2018, the University RCMP responded to a report of a found body near Wreck Beach at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

The Canadian Coast Guard was initially called out just before 3 p.m. after a passing boat operator saw what he believed to be a body in the water some distance offshore from Wreck Beach. Vancouver Police Marine unit also assisted with the recovery of the body.

The unidentified body was brought to Vanier Park Beach in Vancouver and the University RCMP and BC Coroners responded.

A sail boat and row boat believed to be associated to this incident was towed to a nearby marina for further examination.

The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is working with University RCMP on this investigation. As this investigation is in the preliminary stages, there are few details available.

The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are working to confirm the identity of the deceased.

File # University 2018-1741 Major Crime 2018E-5814

University RCMP

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