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Man’s body found in the ocean off island near Nanaimo

Gabriola Island RCMP and coroner investigating after body found Oct. 22
Criminality is not suspected but police and coroner are investigating after the body of a man was found in the waters off Gabriola Island on the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Gabriola Island RCMP is investigating after a the body of a deceased man was found in the ocean.

Gabriola Island RCMP members responded at about 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, to a report of a body in the water in the area of Dragon’s Lane on the east side of the island.

According to a Gabriola RCMP press release, the individual has been positively identified as a non-Gabriola resident and the circumstances around the death are being investigated, but criminality is not suspected.

The B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Gabriola Island RCMP at 250-247-8333 and quote file No. 2023-950.

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