–RCMP media release
On July 21, 2020, at 6:45 p.m. West Shore RCMP first responders, Metchosin Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance responded to a 911 call for a possible drowning incident at Matheson Lake in Metchosin.
Witnesses reported a 32-year-old female had been rescued from the water at Matheson Lake and was in medical distress. Friends and witnesses had started CPR prior to emergency crews responding.
West Shore RCMP, along with an off duty Oak Bay police officer and an off duty Saanich firefighter performed CPR. Additional medical first responders including Metchosin Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance arrived quickly and provided advanced life support. The female was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
On July 22, 2020 the BC Coroners Service confirmed with West Shore RCMP that she has since died. Our condolences go out to her friends and family.
The BC Coroners Service is now conducting a concurrent, fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means she came to her unexpected death.
Cpl. Chris Dovell
Client Services NCO
West Shore RCMP