Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood from above (@vsmcablester/ Instagram)

A large section of Esquimalt Lagoon is closed Thursday afternoon after a body was found in Esquimalt Lagoon.

West Shore RCMP issued a tweet advising the public that a section of the Ocean Boulevard Road at Esquimalt Lagoon is currently closed for an investigation.

While details were slim at the time of the incident, West Shore RCMP have confirmed they are investigating investigating a suspicious death.

No information on age or gender of the person was released.

Police said there is no known risk to the public at this time.

According to witnesses in the area, there was a large emergency response at the popular destination as the incident unfolded.

No other details were released. Victoria Buzz has reached out to West Shore RCMP for more information.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area today is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

More to come.

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