(Thetis Lake/Photo by JackFlash.Photography)

West Shore RCMP are searching for three suspects after a woman was pushed off a 40 ft cliff and into the water at Thetis Lake.

On Sunday, May 19th, at about 3:30 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was hiking near a beach cliff face when she encountered a group of three unknown women who had been drinking alcohol.

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She then turned to look at the view over the cliff when someone pushed her, causing her to fall down into the water 40 feet below.

“Fortunately the victim was able to swim to shore and later received medical attention for her injuries,” says Cpl. Chris Dovell.

“Police are seeking witnesses or the person responsible to come forward to speak with investigators.”

The three women she encountered are described as Caucasian and in their 20s. Two of them had brown hair while one was blonde, and they were all wearing bathing suits and sunglasses.

After the victim survived her fall, there was man in the area who offered to help her.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident report it to the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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