RCMP say victim in weekend bridge fall was trying to pick up dropped bank card
North Vancouver RCMP have confirmed the 30-year-old Ontario man who fell to his death near the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the weekend was trying to pick up his bank card.
Gleaned from surveillance footage of the bridge, police say the man dropped what looked like his bank card as he went into his pocket to take out his camera. The card fell to a nearby ledge and after the man climbed over the railing to retrieve it, he slipped and fell about 60 metres to the canyon floor.
In a phone interview with The Outlook, Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Van Mounties, said witnesses of the incident told police they had asked the man what he was doing when he climbed the fence and he answered he was trying to get his bank card.
The victim has been identified by police but his name is not being released at the family's request.
“This is a most tragic unfortunate accident. The North Vancouver RCMP along with the Capilano Suspension Bridge extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said De Jong, in a press release.
“There is no criminal activity involved in this incident and it has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.”