A large police presence could been seen around the Gorge Waterway Saturday (Oct. 13), while West Shore RCMP investigate a possible missing person. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

UPDATE: Heavy police presence after woman falls into Gorge Waterway

West Shore RCMP initially investigating possible missing person, woman located shortly after

A woman who fell into the Gorge Waterway Saturday was safely located after West Shore RCMP searched the water and nearby neighbourhood for what they initially thought was a missing person.

A Saanich Fire Rescue boat was launched from Gorge Park shortly after 1 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a woman “screaming and yelling at people” while in the shallow water of Portage Inlet.

According to a statement from West Shore RCMP, police located discarded wet clothing and personal items on the shore and began to canvas the neighbourhood and water for signs of the woman.

At approximately 4 p.m., West Shore RCMP located the woman at a residence in the area.

“Police were able to confirm that she was okay and had decided to leave her wet clothes and personal belongings behind after falling in the water,” said Const. Brent Vose.


 

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

A Saanich Fire Rescue boat was launched from Gorge Park and could be seen driving slowly through the Gorge and Portage Inlet. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Just Posted

Colwood Elementary gets new inclusive and accessible playground equipment

Parks and playgrounds on the West Shore have equipment for everyone

B.C. Guide dogs is looking for volunteer puppy raisers

Labrador retrievers need to learn obedience and socialization before heading to work

Greater Victoria businesses lose thousands of dollars in credit card scams

Affected businesses want to spread the word to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else

Four-sailing wait at BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal

Full vessels create long waits on Friday afternoon

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

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

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for Oct. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

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

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Most Read