Man dies after slipping off cliff at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver

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West Vancouver fire crews responded to a call for a body recovery on March 16, 2021. (Ryan Stelting - image credit)
West Vancouver fire crews responded to a call for a body recovery on March 16, 2021. (Ryan Stelting - image credit)

A man has died after slipping and falling from a cliff in West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park on Tuesday.

Police were called after people in the park found the man's personal belongings at the top of the cliff around 7 p.m., just before sunset. Officers searched the area and found a 70-year-old man's body at sea level.

Officers believe the man lost his footing on the rocky cliff near the shoreline and fell more than nine metres.

"It appears as though this was a tragic accident," said Const. Kevin Goodmurphy.

The body of a 70-year-old man was recovered near the water's edge at Lighthouse Park on March 16, 2021.
The body of a 70-year-old man was recovered near the water's edge at Lighthouse Park on March 16, 2021.(Ryan Stelting)

Police found camera equipment on scene and believe the man had been taking photos.

Fire crews helped Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue crews recover the man's body.

The coroner is investigating his death.