Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

October 29, 2015 15:44 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Boating Incident Victim

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2015) -

For Immediate Release
2015JAG0265-001802
Oct. 29, 2015

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN
BC Coroners Service identifies boating incident victim

VICTORIA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a boating incident near Campbell River on Oct. 24, 2015.

He was Christopher David Allan, aged 31, from Cold Lake, Alberta.

Mr. Allan was one of four persons in a private boat returning to Campbell River from a fishing trip at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2015. While in Seymour Straits, the boat capsized, throwing all four persons into the water. They were rescued shortly afterwards by an RCMP boat, but Mr. Allan was unresponsive.

He was transferred to Victoria General Hospital, but died there on Oct. 26.

The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Allan has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Strategic Programs
    BC Coroners Service
    250 356-9253