A man in his 60s is dead after an apparent drowning at Port Moody’s Reed Point Marina on Saturday.
Cost. Sam Zacharias, of the Port Moody Police Department (PMPD), said officers responded to a sudden death call at the marina shortly after noon on Saturday (Jan. 21). He said the victim is believed to have accidentally drowned and the death is not considered to be suspicious.
The BC Coroner Service attended the scene and is now leading the investigation.
It’s the second drowning at the marina in the past two years. In Feb., 2021, a 74-year-old man from Burnaby slipped on some algae on the deck of his boat as he prepared to launch a fishing trip with some friends, striking his head as he fell into the water. Resuscitation attempts by emergency services were unsuccessful.
Reed Point Marina is the largest full service marina in British Columbia, with berths for 800 vessels up to 100 feet in length, as well as more than 40 boat houses. It’s located along the Barnet Highway near the western border of Port Moody.