Accident near B.C. suspension bridge claims life; recovery set for morning

By The Canadian Press
March 28, 2016 - 10:31pm

VANCOUVER — Mounties in North Vancouver, B.C., say a young man is dead after an accident near a popular suspension bridge.

RCMP Sgt. Doug Trousdell says police, firefighters and paramedics received calls late Monday afternoon about a young man clinging to rocks above a pool of water near the Lynn Canyon bridge.

He says people on the bridge could see the man who was hanging off the cliff face.

Rescuers responded but before they could move into place, Trousdell says the young man fell, hitting the rocks before entering the water.

Trousdell says the body had been submerged for about an hour when rescuers determine it was too difficult to access the location.

He says the recovery effort has been suspended until the morning. (CKNW)

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