Rescue crews on the pier early Tuesday morning. (Contributed photo)

Rescue crews on the pier early Tuesday morning. (Contributed photo)

Fatality near White Rock pier

Man drowns after being discovered early Tuesday morning

  • Jul. 25, 2017 7:00 a.m.

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning.

According to a marine search-and-rescue spokesperson, witnesses notified 911 around midnight and White Rock RCMP officers were immediately deployed to the pier scene.

Fire, ambulance, hovercraft and an RCM-SAR5 (Crescent Beach) crew also responded, along with a civilian vessel, Dean Donnelly, with RCM-SAR5, told Peace Arch News.

A search was conducted from about 12:30 a.m. for about an hour, when the victim – a man estimated to be in his late-50s – was recovered by the Coast Guard approximately 600 metres west of the pier.

Despite extensive emergency-resuscitation efforts, the man did not survive.

The coroner arrived on the scene about 2:30 a.m.

More to come…

 

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

BC Coroners office is investigating after a man drowned near White Rock pier early Tuesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fatality near White Rock pier