Surrey woman dies while scuba diving

The name of the 43-year-old victim had not been released by press time.

A Surrey woman has died after a scuba diving accident.

SURREY — A Surrey woman died Sunday in a scuba diving accident near West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park.

The name of the 43-year-old victim had not been released by press time.

Emergency response crews called to the park shortly after noon tried to save her life after she had been brought to shore in severe medical distress.

She died at the scene.

The diver had been participating in a training class and experienced an undetermined emergency during her ascent from a 40-metre depth, police said. West Vancouver Police and the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

 

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