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A section of Gorge Park has reopened to the public after a body was discovered Wednesday morning by someone out for a walk.

Saanich police were called to the park just after 9 a.m. and located the man, believed to be in his 60′, in a heavily wooded area of the park, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the man, who hasn’t been identified, died of natural causes.

Saanich police Sgt. John Price said it’s too early to tell if the man died of an overdose or due to exposure to cold weather.

Discarded clothing and some other items found in the area suggest the man might have been staying in the park.

The area where the man was found is not normally frequented by most park users.




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