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A scuba diver reported missing last week near the Winchelsea Islands in Nanaimo has been found deceased.

The diver in his 40s went missing around 10 a.m. on Friday, August 13th.

See also: Nanaimo man reported missing after recreational dive goes wrong

The man, who had been diving while his friend remained on the 14-foot vessel, did not resurface during a recreational dive. 

Unfortunately, due to a language barrier, there was approximately a two-hour time delay in reporting the incident.

The missing diver was found deceased by members of the RCMP Dive team on Wednesday August 18th.

Foul play is not suspected and the matter is now in the hands of the BC Coroners Service.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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