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Trail Woman Dies in Fall from Bridge

On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim climb onto the handrail of the bridge but nothing after that. There was no one else present. It is unknown whether the victim jumped deliberately or fell accidently.

Foul play is not suspected and the victim had a history of mental health issues. She has been identified as Linda Raven LEACH (39 years) who had only recently moved to Trail. The coroner’s office is continuing the investigation.

RCMP press release