Emergency crews arrive on scene at the Duck Pond on Tuesday.

Emergency crews arrive on scene at the Duck Pond on Tuesday.

Body found near Duck Pond

Coroner investigating:but foul play is not suspected

A 78-year-old Lake Cowichan man was found dead in a community park Tuesday morning.

According to a press release issued by Sgt. Wes Olsen of the Lake Cowichan RCMP, a nearby resident contacted emergency services after he discovered the man lying on the ground in “Duck Pond Park” (officially named the Riverside Park) sometime around 8:45 a.m.

Lake Cowichan Emergency Health Services, the RCMP and the Lake Cowichan Fire Department responded to the call, determining upon their arrival that the man was deceased. Subsequently the LCFD was told to “stand down.”

The man’s death is subject to an investigation by the BC Coroners Service, the press release states, but  “foul play is not suspected in this matter.”

The man’s name is being withheld pending the notification of his next-of-kin.

-Nick Bekolay