On August 22, 2015, at about 1 a.m., Port Alberni RCMP received a report of an attempted sexual assault in Bamfield. A female was walking along the Buchanan Trail in the area of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center when an unidentified male grabbed the female from behind dragging her into the bush. The female fought off the attacker and fled on foot.
Port Alberni RCMP attended along with the Police Dog Services. The male was not located. Police continue to investigate this incident and are seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Port Alberni RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Attacks such as these are rare. Police are warning residents of Bamfield to remain vigilant and to avoid walking alone in wooded and dark areas.