Police are warning people about the dangers of the ocean after a woman died at a popular beach on western Vancouver Island.
RCMP say officers were called Sunday morning about a woman in distress in the ocean near Long Beach in Tofino, B.C.
Bystanders got the 52-year-old out of the water and first aid was administered, but police say in a news release that she did not survive.
No details have been released about what the woman was doing in the water.
RCMP say the ocean offers “many wonderful recreational opportunities” but waves and currents in the area can be unpredictable and people need to educate themselves about the risks.
Police say foul play is not suspected and the case has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.
The Canadian Press