Police and View Royal Fire Rescue are assisting the B.C. Coroners Service at Thetis Lake Regional Park for a suspected suicide.
West shore RCMP are also on scene at the dog park at Thetis Lake after reports of shots fired. Police say no criminality involved. pic.twitter.com/hXteBpqEpG
— Kendra Wong (@Kendraewong) July 10, 2018
The West Shore RCMP was notified of a gun shot at the dog beach just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
There is no foul play or crime suspected and the West Shore RCMP believes the man was alone at the time. Police reiterated there is no danger to the public.
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) July 10, 2018
The dog beach at the lower end of Thetis Lake was closed for several hours as the B.C. Coroners Service conducts its investigation and the body was recovered. The public was asked to avoid the area, however, the main beach was still open. Thetis Lake Regional Park fully reopened to the public at roughly 3 p.m.
The Vancouver Island crisis line is available to callers 24-hours a day. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also offers text and chat services as well as other resources. For more information go to vicrisis.ca or call 1-888-494-3888.