A 23-year old Prince Rupert woman died on Texada Island on Saturday. It was around 6:20 PM when the RCMP were called for a possible drowning incident at Shingle Beach were the Diversity Festival was performing.
According to the police, the woman was seen climbing a rocky bluff and it is believed that she fell into the water below.
At the scene, people were delivering CPR to the woman upon the arrival of the RCMP. An air ambulance was called to assess the victim. The woman was later declared dead at the scene. The identity of the woman will not be released to protect her privacy.
The Powell River RCMP and Texada RCMP are working on the investigation of the incident with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service.
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