Squamish RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigating fatal drowning


2022-05-16 14:50 PDT

File # 2022-2829

The Squamish RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating following a woman's death near Porteau Cove Provincial Park on Sunday morning.

On May 14, 2022 at approximately 10:50 a.m. the Squamish RCMP was called to assist with a possible drowning at Porteau Cove Provincial Park near Squamish BC. The RCMP along with the Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance and Britannia Beach Fire Rescue responded.

Despite rescue efforts, the victim, a woman from Surrey, succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene. Criminality is not suspected in her death.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is conducting a concurrent fact finding investigation into the circumstances around the woman's death.

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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