A body was pulled from the south arm of the Fraser River in Richmond on Thursday morning.
According to a local resident, the body was retrieved from the river by police at the foot of Gilbert Road, where it meets Dyke Road.
Richmond RCMP confirmed that they were called about 6:50 a.m. with a report of a body being spotted in the river.
Shortly afterwards, the RCMP’s Fraser Guardian vessel recovered the body from the water.
Police said they “worked with the BC Coroners Service to identify the individual.”
However, the RCMP added that “no further information regarding the deceased will be released out of respect for their next of kin.”