Man succumbs to fall down stairs - Richmond


2021-02-11 15:22 PST

File # 2021-3371

Man dies after falling down stairs in Richmond on January 30th.

At approximately 9 pm on Saturday January 30th, 2021, a 50 year-old man from Maple Ridge was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services after falling down a flight of stairs in the 11700-block of River Road in Richmond. The victim suffered serious injuries in the fall, and, on February 3rd, he succumbed to his injuries.

Richmond RCMP was not aware of the incident until February 5th when the BC Coroners Service requested clarification on the circumstances.

Members of the Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit immediately began investigating.

While the investigation is still ongoing, evidence obtained so far suggests this was indeed an accidental fall. At this time, police do not suspect foul play.

If you happened to witness this incident, please contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 21-3371.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at

Released by

Cpl. Ian Henderson

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4747
Cell: 604-765-4528


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