Sunrise at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. (Danica Katrina Bird)

Police are investigating after a body was found floating in the water in Colwood Thursday morning.

According to a release, just before 11:30 a.m. today, West Shore RCMP and the Serious Crime Unit responded to reports of a deceased person in the water at Esquimalt Lagoon.

Despite the Serious Crime Unit assisting in the investigation, West Shore RCMP said foul play is not suspected.

Police had a large section of the beach taped off and at one point, investigators were seen taking photos of a small car parked near the area closed off to the public.

Police can’t release further information on the deceased individual until the next of kin is notified.

“We would like to thank the public for allowing space to investigate while on scene this afternoon, it has since been re-opened,” said Constable Meghan Groulx, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.

The BC Coroner’s Service are also conducting their own investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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