BC Coroners Service and West Vancouver Police Department are investigating the sudden death of a 64-year-old man who was scuba diving in the waters near Whytecliff Park.
On Dec. 30 at 12 pm, West Van Police Department received a report of an unconscious man at Whytecliff Park who had been pulled from the water.
By the time officers arrived, paramedics were already on scene and making attempts to revive the man.
Unfortunately, the man was later pronounced deceased. He had over 30 years of scuba diving experience, police said.
“This is a sad situation,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “We commend the efforts of the bystanders who attempted to revive the diver.”
WVPD officers are currently assisting the Coroners Service with an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.
The death is not believed to be suspicious.