Chilliwack RCMP have a portion of the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River cordoned off Wednesday (April 14) after a body was found earlier in the day.
At approximately 9 a.m. Mounties received a report of a body washed up on a beach on the river.
Officers located the body of a deceased man. Little more is known about the cause or time of death at this point.
“The investigation remains in the early stages,” Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said. “Evidence collected to this point of the investigation does not point to any danger to the public.”
The area surrounding Rotary Trail near Peach Road was cordoned off and remained so into the afternoon.
RCMP are on the scene of a police incident on Rotary Trail. The area surrounding Rotary Trail near Peach Road remains cordoned off. Police urge the public to avoid the area. The incident does not pose a danger to the public. Further information to follow. #Chilliwack pic.twitter.com/xJJ1qovNUI
— Upper Fraser Valley RCMP (@UFVRD_RCMP) April 14, 2021
The RCMP and BC Coroners Services supported by the Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) conducted the primary evidence-gathering phase of their investigations.
Police urge the public to avoid the area.
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