Injured parachutist wants stolen backpack back

Bag contained important video files of 2017 parachuting incident

Two people, a man and woman pictured here, are being sought as potential witnesses to the theft. (RCMP)

SIDNEY — A backpack containing video of a serious parachuting incident that led to injury, was stolen at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal Fri., Jan. 12 at around 8:45 p.m. and its owner wants it back.

Tyler Turner lost his leg in that incident in 2017 and is currently undergoing recovery treatment and therapy at GF Strong Hospital in Vancouver. The backpack that was taken contained a GoPro camera, which had video of the parachuting incident — video that Turner would like back.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP stated they received a report of a theft of a backpack from the checked luggage carousel at the Swartz bay BC Ferry terminal in North Saanich. Two unknown persons, one male and one female, exit a parked vehicle and entered the terminal. The female purchased a ticket for the male and then went back to the vehicle.

During this time a different male in a dark jacket with a hood grabbed the backpack from the luggage area and went to the same vehicle as the female.

The male and female in the video do not appear to have been a part of the theft of the backpack, but will know who the suspect is and are being considered witnesses at this time.

Included in the backpack are; sunglasses, prescription medication, a handicap parking pass and a GoPro camera with important video files.

Anyone with information, including the identity of the witnesses is politely requested to contact the Sidney North Saanich RCMP Detachment, their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

— with files from the Sidney North Sanich RCMP

Just Posted

Goldstream park campground reopens after tent city cleanup

The campground was closed to the public on Sept. 20 by the provincial government

Tents remain erected at homeless park in Oak Bay Friday morning

The District of Oak Bay issued a notice cease encampment Thursday afternoon

Sooke woman seeks changes in assisted dying law

Family’s ordeal has spurred a petition to Parliament

Uruguay leads the world in pot legalization with Canada second

The small Latin American started to legalize pot in early 2010

Supportive cancer care centre highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Almost 30,000 people in B.C. will get diagnosed with cancer this year

WATCH: Twelve Angry Jurors puts a new spin on an old tale

Canadian College of Performing Arts opens season with reworked version of Reginald Rose teleplay

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

Shots fired at Vancouver Island house during fight

Shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in 500 block of Kennedy Street, say Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP warn public after nine-year-old girl approached by motorist

Incident happened Wednesday morning near Park Avenue School

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

5 to start your day

Man killed in shooting at Abbotsford bank, ex-Surrey cop to appear in court after Creep Catchers sting and more

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Most Read