Cowichan River drowning not suspicious: police

The RCMP say they have completed their investigation into the drowning death of a local woman in the Cowichan River last summer.

The RCMP say they have completed their investigation into the drowning death of a local woman in the Cowichan River last summer.

Police were called to the scene on July 28 after receiving reports of a dead woman discovered in a swimming area on the river. Officers recovered the woman from the water, and emergency responders tried unsuccessfully to revive her.

The victim was identified as a 28-year-old Duncan woman and a member of Cowichan Tribes.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP General Investigation Section carried out an investigation and has concluded that the death was not suspicious.

“Investigators have kept in contact with family members and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time,” detachment spokesperson Sgt. Chris Swain said.

The file is now in the hands of the B.C. Coroners Service.