Friday, August 26, 2011

80 Year Old Man Drowns Departure Bay Beach

On August 26, 2011 at approximately 10:25 am, the BC Ambulance Service contacted the Nanaimo RCMP to a report a drowning at Departure Bay Beach. Upon arrival at Departure Bay Beach the RCMP members were told an elderly male had been seen floating in the water. Witnesses immediately went into the water and brought the male ashore where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The BC Coroner’s Service were advised, and will be conducting an investigation into the male’s death. The death is not deemed to be suspicious. The Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services went to Departure Bay Beach and are providing support to the witnesses and family members. The victim, an 80 yr old man, is from Nanaimo. His name will not be released pending notification of next of kin.


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