Update - Police identify deceased man pulled from Cowichan River
2021-05-22 10:32 PDT
File # 2021-7655
As a result of continued investigation, police have identified the man whose body had been pulled from the waters of the Cowichan River early Friday afternoon.
Click here to view original news release (May 21, 2021)
Our investigators have since identified the victim as a 49-year-old Duncan man and his family has been notified, updates Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the BC RCMP.
Although a full determination has not yet been made, police do not believe that criminality was involved in the man’s unexpected death. The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP will continue to support the BC Coroners Service as the parallel investigations continue to move forward.
The BC Coroners Service continues its own concurrent fact finding investigation into the man’s death, to determine how, where, when and by what means the man came to passing.
Cpl. O’Donaghey adds,
The RCMP wishes to extend its appreciation to each of the callers who immediately contacted emergency services for aid and Cowichan SAR for its invaluable support. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Victim Services has been engaged to support the man’s family and is available to support any and all those impacted by this tragic incident.
If you were affected by this situation and are in need of emotional support, you are encouraged to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.
Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
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