The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased near Race Rocks on Aug. 23.
He was Man (Timothy) Chu, aged 28, from London, England.
Chu, a police officer in Britain, was vacationing in the Victoria-area. On July 5, 2015, he went on a charter dive at Race Rocks, a marine ecological reserve near the eastern end of Juan de Fuca Strait. He became separated from the divemaster just before noon, and failed to surface. A massive search at the time failed to find any trace of Mr. Chu.
On Aug. 23, 2015, a fisherman spotted a deceased male off a buoy at Race Rocks. The identity of that male has since been confirmed as being Mr. Chu.
The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death with the assistance of the RCMP. Foul play is not suspected in this case.
The family of Mr. Chu has been notified of his death.