Timothy Chu, missing scuba diver, found dead near Race Rocks, B.C.
British police officer was vacationing in B.C. but went missing during a dive in the Juan de Fuca Strait
The body of Timothy Chu, a British police officer missing since he went scuba diving near Victoria on July 5, has been found near Race Rocks, the B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed.
Chu, 27, was on a dive with the Ogden Point Dive Centre at Race Rocks, a marine ecological reserve near the eastern end of Juan de Fuca Strait, when he got separated from the divemaster and failed to surface.
A massive search in the following days failed to find any trace of Chu and efforts were eventually suspended.
According to a statement from the B.C. Coroners Service, Chu's body was eventually found by a fisherman, who spotted it off a buoy near Race Rocks on Sunday.
Race Rocks is at the most southerly tip of Vancouver Island and is subject to extremely strong tidal currents.