Canoe Cove Marina
(photo via Canoe Cove Marina Facebook)

A man drowned after falling into the water at a marina in North Saanich late Monday evening, according to police.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say they were called to the Canoe Cove Marina just after 10:30 p.m. on January 18th for a report that a man had fallen into the water.

Members arrived on scene and were told by witnesses that the man had failed to resurface. A search of the area was conducted and the man was located in approximately 15 feet of water.

RCMP members were able to pull the man to the surface using nearby equipment, and he was then brought onto the dock where officers began first aid measures.

BC Ambulance Advanced Life Support services made attempts for some to revive the man, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

The man, identified as a 64-year-old resident of North Saanich, was pronounced dead on the scene.

RCMP say the man’s death is not considered suspicious, and the BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate.

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