IIO is Investigating the Circumstances Surrounding a Death in Dawson Creek (2022-116)

Case: 2022-116 Incident Date: May 23, 2022 Detachment: Dawson Creek Location: Dawson Creek Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in Dawson Creek.

Information reported by the RCMP states that at about 4:35 a.m. on May 23, 2022, police responded to a 911 call regarding a man reported to be climbing a crane at the 8th Street Bridge.

The man subsequently fell and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified shortly thereafter and has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine the circumstances of the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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