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Suspicious death investigation closes Greater Victoria beach

BC Coroners Service on scene at Esquimalt Lagoon, public asked to stay away

Police are investigating a suspicious death at a Colwood beach.

The West Shore RCMP has closed a section of the Esquimalt Lagoon and Ocean Boulevard to the public.

Const. Meghan Groulx said the investigation is still in its early stages, and more information will be released as it becomes known.

Police are asking the public to stay away from the area to allow officers space to work.

Several witnesses at the scene told Black Press Media they saw a body being pulled from the water.

Police first warned the public of the investigation and road closure in a tweet around 12:30 p.m. Approximately one hour later, members of the BC Coroners Service arrived on the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area Thursday morning is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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