The dog park at the lower end of Thetis Lake Regional Park has been closed as West Shore RCMP assist the B.C. Coroners Service with an investigation. View Royal Fire was also on scene. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Emergency crews responding to gunshots at Thetis Lake

Dog beach closed for several hours

Police and View Royal Fire Rescue are assisting the B.C. Coroners Service at Thetis Lake Regional Park for a suspected suicide.

The West Shore RCMP was notified of a gun shot at the dog beach just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

There is no foul play or crime suspected and the West Shore RCMP believes the man was alone at the time. Police reiterated there is no danger to the public.

The dog beach at the lower end of Thetis Lake was closed for several hours as the B.C. Coroners Service conducts its investigation and the body was recovered. The public was asked to avoid the area, however, the main beach was still open. Thetis Lake Regional Park fully reopened to the public at roughly 3 p.m.

The Vancouver Island crisis line is available to callers 24-hours a day. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also offers text and chat services as well as other resources. For more information go to vicrisis.ca or call 1-888-494-3888.


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