ON June 11, the University RCMP responded to a report of a found body near Wreck Beach at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
The Canadian Coast Guard was initially called out just before 3 p.m. after a passing boat operator saw what he believed to be a body in the water some distance offshore from Wreck Beach. Vancouver Police Marine unit also assisted with the recovery of the body.
The unidentified body was brought to Vanier Park Beach in Vancouver and the University RCMP and BC Coroners responded. A boat believed to be associated to this incident was towed to a nearby marina for further examination.
The RCMPs Major Crime Unit is working with University RCMP on this investigation. As this investigation is in the preliminary stages, there are few details available, police said on Tuesday.
The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are working to confirm the identity of the deceased.
An update will be provided once more information becomes available.