Body found on Campbell River beach

Foul play is not suspected after the body of a man was found on the beach in Campbell River Saturday morning

Foul play is not suspected, say police, after a man was found dead on the beach Saturday morning.

According to Campbell River RCMP, the body of the 58-year-old local man was discovered by a pedestrian around 10 a.m., on Simms Beach, in the 1800 block of South Island Hwy.

The deceased man was found amongst a large pile of driftwood on the beach and it’s unlikely he was carried in with the tide or exposed to the water. The area was closed off to the public for about three hours while Mounties investigated.

“All human deaths must be treated as suspicious until it is proven otherwise,” said Const. Ian Gammie in a news release.

It is believed the man died during the night. An autopsy will is expected to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is now being handled jointly between the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The man’s name has not been released.

The pedestrian who discovered the body has been in contact with Campbell River Victim Services.

 

Just Posted

Campbell River 7-11 robbed at knifepoint

Police are looking for a man after the Dogwood Street 7-11 was… Continue reading

Marine trail planned for Discovery Islands

Agreements with First Nations vital for passage through traditional territories

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Announcement on fish farms expected today

Licenses for 20 fish farm operations in Broughton Archipelago at stake

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

8 B.C. communities rank as the friendliest in Canada

Eight B.C. communities can claim they are the friendliest in the country.

Canucks host all-inclusive birthday party for B.C. kids with autism

Such invitations are rare for some kids with autism, and one B.C. family knows the feeling

Most Read