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UPDATED: Body found near Vancouver’s Wreck Beach

BC Coroners Service says a body was discovered Monday afternoon

A body has been found near Wreck Beach in Vancouver, at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

The Canadian Coast Guard was called out just before 3 p.m. Monday, after a passing boater saw what he believed to be a body in the water some distance offshore from Wreck Beach, RCMP said in a statement Tuesday.

The body was brought to Vanier Park Beach. Meanwhile, a sail boat and row boat police believe to be associated with the death was towed to a nearby marina for further examination.

Investigators and the BC Coroners Service are working to confirm the identity, police said.


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