Body found in sea off Ogden Point

Victoria police and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating after a body was found floating in the water about one kilometre from Ogden Point on Monday morning.

The body was discovered by a passing pilot boat about 10:15 a.m. The Victoria fire boat, with police and firefighters aboard, retrieved the body and brought it ashore.

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Victoria police major crime detectives and the coroner are in the preliminary stages of the investigation, said Victoria police Const. Matt Rutherford.

Police did not say whether the deceased is a man or a woman.

“Too early to speculate on the gender of the deceased person. That will be determined through the course of the investigation,” Rutherford said.




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