Man dies in Fraser River after possible Jet Ski crash
Published Tuesday, May 31, 2016 7:45AM PDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:09PM PDT
A man is dead following an early morning incident on the Fraser River that may have involved a Jet Ski.
Police were called to a section of the river in Maple Ridge for reports of a possible drowning around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Someone went to a nearby gas station to report a Jet Ski crash in the water near Haney Bypass and 225 Street.
Emergency responders performed CPR after the man was pulled from the water, but he did not survive.
A hovercraft was brought into the area to find the Jet Ski that was reportedly involved, but it appears nothing was recovered.
It’s unclear how he ended up in the river, and how he died.
Ridge Meadows RCMP say they are in the early stages of their investigation, which is being treated as a sudden death.
The Independent Investigations Office has deployed investigators to the scene.