BC Ferries has confirmed that an employee passed away while working late last week.
A spokesperson from the company told Daily Hive that an employee working at the fleet maintenance unit in Richmond “fell into the Fraser River on Friday.”
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The body was recovered on Saturday after efforts by police and local search and rescue authorities.
“This is extremely distressing news for all of us and our hearts go out to his family and friends, to our employees who work at the fleet maintenance unit alongside this person, and to our entire BC Ferries’ family,” said BC Ferries via email.