Comox Valley Record

Man recovering in hospital after being found at foot of Kye Bay bluffs

BC AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS remove an injured man from the base of the Kye Bay bluffs. - Chris Wright
BC AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS remove an injured man from the base of the Kye Bay bluffs.
— image credit: Chris Wright

A 23-year-old man is recovering in intensive care at Victoria General Hospital after apparently falling down a bluff at Kye Bay over New Year's Eve.

Witnesses say two dog walkers found the man lying on the beach around 10 a.m. New Year's Day and found him unconscious but breathing.

"(The) boy probably fell down there last night and he was probably laying there all night," resident Jim Ekdahl told media. "I went down and the (dog-walking) husband was comforting the guy and doing all the right things — holding his head in the right position. I just gave him my coat and covered him and called 9-1-1 ... and the whole time they were monitoring what was going on."

Ekdahl added the man was breathing but "banged up pretty bad."

Although it is unclear how the man came to be at the base of the 100-foot cliff, it is believed he was there overnight, and Ekdahl believes he was probably suffering from hypothermia.

Comox Valley RCMP confirm no foul play is suspected, although they are interviewing people who may have witnessed the events. Following their initial investigation, police believe the man was at a house party nearby and had been drinking.

photos@comoxvalleyrecord.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Amateur photographer contest winners announced
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Forty years of search and rescue
B.C. teachers endorse six-year deal, 86 per cent in favour (with VIDEO)
 
Decorate for charity: Festival of Trees
 
New pool plan floated to Alberni city council
Amazing Grace to sail the Van Isle 360
 
Dateline Cowichan: Duncan finds there is only one way to go
 
Garden Fair set to blossom in grand fashion this weekend

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.