BC Coroner identifies victim of Puntledge River rescue operation

Twenty-six-year-old mother lived in Comox

  • Feb. 2, 2015 7:00 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after being rescued from the Puntledge River in Courtenay on Jan. 30, 2015.

She was Veronika Sophie Weaver, aged 26, from Comox.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to this family”, said Staff Sgt. Kevin Mazur, Plain Clothes Commander with the Comox Valley RCMP. “Based on the evidence and information we have gathered so far, there is no indication that any third party was involved in the pair entering the water.”

Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed the pair near or in the waters of the Puntledge River prior to 2:40 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 to call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

 

 

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