Last night, Sooke Fire Rescue Services responded to an emergency call 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 was already deceased 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 they were directed to recover and remove the deceased.
“Mayor and Council wish to offer their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased” said Mayor Maja Tait.
Sooke RCMP are currently investigating the incident.
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634