Search for Possible Diver Continuing

On July 12th, 2017, at 8:40 pm, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a person diving off the 5th Street Bridge, in Courtenay, and not re surfacing.

A witness stated that they had seen a male dive off the bridge, but not come back to the surface. Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue were called out to assist the Comox Valley RCMP in a search of the area. The search was suspended overnight, and will resume this morning with the assistance of Air 8, and the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue.

The Comox Valley RCMP has not received any reports of missing persons that could be related to this incident at this time.

If anyone was in the area of the 5th Street bridge last evening and saw anything that could assist with this investigation, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.