Investigation underway to determine cause of death of Beacon Hill Park ducks

Twenty ducks were found dead, frozen in a lake in Beacon Hill Park on Tuesday.

Conservationists are investigating the death of ducks in Beacon Hill Park.

A group 20 of ducks were found frozen in the park’s Goodacre Lake on Tuesday, according to Katie Hamilton, City of Victoria spokesperson.

The incident is said to have happened on Monday night, when the lake froze over.

The City of Victoria shipped 16 of the ducks to Abbotsford for further inspection by BC Wildlife on Wednesday, said Hamilton.

Monday night temperatures reached a low of -5 C. Temperatures are not expected to go below freezing for the next week.