UPDATED: BC Coroners Service releases name of man found dead in Cottonwood Creek
The BC Coroners Service has released the name of the man found dead in Cottonwood Creek Thursday morning at Lance Garry Sparks.
The 52-year-old Sparks, most recently of Nelson, was found by visitors to Cottonwood Park submerged near the waterfall of Cottonwood Creek.
The next of kin has been notified.
The BC Coroners Services continues to investigate the cause of this death.
UPDATED: No foul play suspected in death of 52-year-old man found in Cottonwood Creek
Nelson Police are cautioning the public to stay away from fast moving creeks and rivers in the region after a body was found Thursday morning in Cottonwood Creek.
Sergeant Dino Falcone told The Nelson Daily Friday Nelson Police and BC Coroners Service are continuing to investigate the death of the male, a 52-year-old person of no fixed address.
“What I can say now is to caution the public to stay away from fast moving streams, rivers or lakes,” Falcone said.
“Banks are not very stable and if today’s weather with rain is an indicaton of how wet its going to get, I’d advise the public to stay away from any fast moving rivers or streams.”
The body of a man was found in the fast-moving creek which flows throw Cottonwood Park early Thursday morning.
Nelson Police responded quickly and closed down the park during the initial part of the investigation.
Nelson Fire Department, BC Ambulance and Nelson Search and Rescue were called, the latter to scan the river.
The BC Coroners Service also attended the scene.
Cottonwood Park was re-opened Thursday afternoon.
“What I can say is foul play is not being suspected at this time,” Falcone explained. “The investigation is still ongoing (we believe) there is a possibility of this being a miss-adventure but we’re still investigating at this time.”
Falcone said police has contacted the next of kin of the 53-year-old man.
Release of any addition information will be done through the BC Coroners Service.
This is the second body to be found in Cottonwood Creek in just over a year.
In the spring of 2013, a man was found near the mouth of Cottonwood creek adjacent the City of Nelson Public Works Yard near the Regional District of Central Kootenay Transfer Station.
No foul play was suspected in that death.
Nelson Police investigate body found in Cottonwood Park
Nelson Police Department are investigating the discovery of a body found early Thursday morning at Cottonwood Park in the Heritage City.
The body of an adult male was found by a person walking in the park.
Nelson Police have identified the man, but are not releasing the name of the male until notification of next of kin.
NPD is assisting the BC Coroners Service in the investigation.
Further information will be released when it becomes available.