Chilliwack RCMP on the scene at Peach Road and the Vedder River where a body was found in the morning on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Facebook)

Deceased man found on the Vedder River in Chilliwack Wednesday morning

No immediate word on cause or time of death

Chilliwack RCMP have a portion of the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River cordoned off Wednesday (April 14) after a body was found earlier in the day.

At approximately 9 a.m. Mounties received a report of a body washed up on a beach on the river.

Officers located the body of a deceased man. Little more is known about the cause or time of death at this point.

“The investigation remains in the early stages,” Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said. “Evidence collected to this point of the investigation does not point to any danger to the public.”

The area surrounding Rotary Trail near Peach Road was cordoned off and remained so into the afternoon.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Services supported by the Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) conducted the primary evidence-gathering phase of their investigations.

Police urge the public to avoid the area.

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