Diver found at Race Rocks identified as tourist from England

A man found dead off a buoy at Race Rocks last week has been identified as Man (Timonthy Chu), according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

  • Aug. 27, 2015 5:00 p.m.

A man found dead off a buoy at Race Rocks last week has been identified as Man (Timothy) Chu, according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Twenty-eight-year-old Chu was a police officer from London, England who was vacationing in the Victoria-area.

On July 5, he was on a charter dive at Race Rocks near the eastern end of Juan De Fuca Strait when he was separated from the divemaster just before noon and failed to surface.

A search at the time failed to find any trace of the diver.

On Aug. 23, a fisherman spotted Chu off a buoy at Race Rocks.

The coroners service and RCMP continue to investigate. Foul play is not suspected.