–Russ Cameron, Interim Fire Chief
Sooke Fire Rescue received a request at 20:20 hours for a rescue of a person who had fallen off a cliff near the upper parking lot at Sooke Potholes.
Upon arrival Fire Rescue was advised by RCMP and BC Ambulance service that the person had expired and no rescue was required or initiated. Sooke Fire Rescue stayed on scene until the arrival of the BC Coroners Service and until such time that we were directed to recover and remove the deceased.
Condolences goes out to the family of the victim.
Thanks goes out to Metchosin Fire Dept. for assisting Sooke Fire Rescue with operations at the scene
Interim Fire Chief
Sooke Fire Rescue
Addendum: A district release indicates the Sooke RCMP are currently investigating the incident.