UPDATED: RCMP identify body found off Lasqueti Island

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 28, 2017 - 1:10pm Updated: June 29, 2017 - 9:34am

A man's body was located in the ocean off Lasqueti Island Tuesday evening.Google Maps

NANAIMO — RCMP says they've now identified the body found off Lasqueti Island and next of kin are being informed. 

 

EARLIER:

 

RCMP are reaching out to the public to help identify a body found off Lasqueti Island.

Island District RCMP Cpl. Tammy Douglas told NanaimoNewsNOW the discovery was made at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, with help from the Royal Canadian Coast Guard.

She said the man is in his mid-20's, with olive coloured skin, about 6' tall, with shoulder length dark brown hair.

“Our police checks have not located anyone matching this description,” Douglas said. “We're just putting it out to the public in hopes that they can help us identify this person.”

Douglas said while their major crime unit is investigating it's unclear whether foul play was involved.

Douglas couldn't reveal where the body was located.

The BC Coroners Service is also assisting the RCMP on the case.

Lasqueti Island, located located just east of Parksville in the Strait of Georgia, is home to about 400 people.

 

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