Uniformed and plain clothes officers continue to investigate the death of a man in the Gordon Head area (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich police re-open section of Gordon Head Road following death investigation

The man was found unresponsive near Arbutus Cove Lane

Saanich residents will have to wait at least until tomorrow to learn more about a death in 4200-block of Gordon Head Road at Arbutus Cove Lane.

“We don’t have an update today,” said Sgt. Julie Fast Thursday afternoon. “Watch for one tomorrow [Friday].”

Saanich police closed off the area for much of Thursday afternoon and parts of the evening after a man was found unresponsive and not breathing. The area re-opened Thursday evening.

BC Emergency Health Services initially attended the scene Thursday afternoon and pronounced the man dead.

Police, both plain-clothes and uniformed officers, including members of the detective division and the forensic identification team, responded to the scene. At least six vehicles converged at the site at one stage, with a handful clustering near the lane.

Officers closed off Gordon Head Road between Wenman Drive and Arbutus Road to members of public for several hours, but did allow residents who live in the immediate area to access their homes. Of notable interest was the considerable distance between the cluster of vehicles on Gordon Head Road and the road closures near Arbutus Road and Wenman Drive.

-With files from Wolfgang Depner

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The Saanich Police Department is investigating a body found in Gordon Head. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

The Saanich Police Department is investigating a body found in Gordon Head. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

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