Denman Island man's body found after search

The body of a 70-year-old Denman Island man was found Friday morning along a rocky shoreline following an extensive search by Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue and Comox Valley RCMP.

Paul Berry, search manager and president of CVGSAR, said the man went missing Tuesday evening following dinner with a friend.

"…(he) told him he was planning on heading down to the beach to collect oysters. He was a fella with a pretty set routine. (The friends) met for breakfast on a pretty regular basis and when he didn't show up (Thursday) the call was put out," he explained.

Significant resources went into the search, added Berry, with teams from Parksville, Nanaimo, Campbell River, three coast guard vessels and an RCMP helicopter assisting.

Teams found a truck parked at a local trail on the Island, said Const. Don Sinclair of the Comox Valley RCMP.

"In the morning, the man was located deceased on the rocky shore, approximately 150 to 200 metres from his truck," he added.

The coroner will investigate further, but Sinclair said the man did have a medical condition.

— With a file from CTV Vancouver Island


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