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Nanaimo RCMP have confirmed that a body was recovered from Long Lake this morning.

The body was spotted about 40 meters off of a swimming area around 10:30 a.m. Thursday by a walker who was passing by.

A fire rescue vessel was called in to assist in recovering the body.

Const. Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP says it is too early to determine the cause of death.

BC Coroners is on scene and the area has been closed off while the investigation continues.

Investigators do not believe there is anything suspicious about the death and are currently attempting to identify the deceased.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-40475.

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