Man jumps to his death from 40-story crane in Whalley

ON Thursday at approximately 6:20 p.m., a frontline Surrey RCMP officer spotted a man who climbed over a fence into a construction site at 9887 Whalley Boulevard. When the officer called out to the man, he ran and climbed to the top of a forty-story crane.

Shortly after 10 p.m., the man jumped from the crane and did not survive.

Numerous units and agencies were deployed to assist, including the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, a crisis negotiator, and Surrey RCMP’s Car 67, which pairs a police officer with a mental health nurse.

“There were many witnesses to this incident, including members of the public and media,” said Cpl. Elenore Sturko, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “Witnessing a tragedy can be very impactful and emotionally disturbing. We would like to encourage anyone who may need help as a result of witnessing this incident to reach out to their healthcare provider.”


  1. So Sad! My prayers go out to his Family! I left the scene and said a prayer for the man. I wish someone could have told him how much he was loved and nothing is worth dying like that… I am so heartbroken that it ended in such a horrible manner!

  2. Yes, I prayed, too. I don’t know if a rescue Helicopter team could have helped, or if he could hear any help advise at the 40th floor. Very sad. I pray for his friends and family, and I wonder if they were reached to help him, in time.

  3. This was ongoing when I was heading home. I could not believe the amount of onlookers filming with their phones. I am so sad he likely felt lost and alone and no other solution only to leave the world. My heart is breaking for him and his family. RIP

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