Police believe they have recovered the body of the third man who went missing on January 31st.
After days of searching, RCMP and search and rescue teams have found the body of AJ Jensen who was reported missing along with his friends Cory Mills and Eric Blackmore.
The three men, all in their 20s, set off towards Sooke River on the evening of Friday, January 31st. On Sunday afternoon, two of them – Mills and Blackmore – were found dead by Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue teams.
The three were travelling together in a blue Dodge Dakota which was found submerged in the Sooke River near the 3000 block of Sooke River Road early Sunday afternoon.
“Our thoughts are with the families of all three of the victims and all those who have been and are impacted by this terribly tragic event,” said S/Sgt. Brett Sinden in a statement.
“We would like to thank all the volunteers who have assisted in the search over the course of the last few days.”
BC Coroners Service is now investigating how, where, when, and by what means the three young men came to their deaths.
Police say there is no reason to suspect foul play in their deaths.
Family friends have launched a GoFundMe account to assist with the costs to come for the families of the three men.
They aim to raise $30,000 and, as of the time of publication, have collected approximately $16,100.