Human bones were discovered during a beach cleanup Tuesday in Kyuquot, a First Nations community on northwestern Vancouver Island.
Employees from the nation were conducting a scheduled clean-up on a remote beach when they found bones that were partially exposed near the beach, said Sgt. Curtis Davis of the Port McNeill RCMP.
The RCMP is assisting an archaeological branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, because there’s a possibility the remains are “very, very old,” Davis said.
Identification experts have determined the discovery is “archaeological in nature,” so no formal investigation will take place, the Coroners Service said.