Young man’s body found in Metro Vancouver pond
Mounties and firefighters recovered a body from a Richmond, B.C. pond on Dec. 31, 2015. (CTV News).
Published Friday, January 1, 2016 6:20PM PST
Last Updated Friday, January 1, 2016 6:35PM PST
The body of a young man has been recovered from a pond in Richmond, RCMP confirmed.
Mounties found the body in the partly frozen waters just south of Garden City Park in the 9200-block of Granville Avenue on the afternoon of Dec. 31.
The death is not being considered suspicious at this time, police say.
Officers have not confirmed if there is a connection between the body and a Toronto man who has been missing for nearly a week.
The RCMP said Ephraigm Flores was last seen returning from an electronic music event in Vancouver late at night on Boxing Day.
The 23-year-old was spotted in neighbouring Richmond, in the area of Garden City Road and Granville Avenue, around 11:15 p.m., but hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Police say no further details about the identity of the deceased will be released at this time.