A man collecting cans in Maple Ridge Park discovered a body in the Alouette River.
Jim Young was picking up tins along the Alouette just before 4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 17, when he made the grisly discovery.
“I was just walking along the trail here, enjoying the scenery, and all of a sudden I noticed a body in the water,” Young said.
He does the walk often, and still had a can in his hand, that he had found along the stroll.
Young said the body looked to be that of a young man.
Police, fire and paramedics were called to the scene underneath the bridge along 232 Street.
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a sudden death reported at Maple Ridge Park. No Further details at this time.
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) September 17, 2020
Pedestrian traffic was being blocked along the bridge.
RCMP media officer, Constable Julie Klaussner said, ‘It was a medical incident and not considered suspicious.,”