The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the Oceanside RCMP of wrongdoing connected to a September 2019 suicide attempt. (Photo by Tom Zytaruk)

IIO report clears Oceanside RCMP of responsibility for man’s injuries during suicide attempt

Incident took place near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019

Members of the Oceanside RCMP have been cleared of responsibility for injuries to a man during a suicide attempt near Nanoose Bay in September of 2019.

The decision was issued by the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. in a report released on April 2.

The report, signed by chief civilian director Ronald J. MacDonald, described the Sept. 5 incident, and read: “The evidence collected does not provide grounds to consider any charges against any officer. On the contrary, it indicates that RCMP members fully met and indeed went beyond their duties to protect and save life. They acted swiftly and effectively and their commendable actions were directly responsible for saving [the man’s] life.”

READ MORE: Oceanside RCMP now offering online crime reporting

Officers had to cut a noose off a man’s neck to save him and he was later diagnosed at the hospital with “superficial injuries to his neck and a broken shoulder.”

— NEWS staff

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

ParksvilleRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘A bottomless well of love for people and communities’

Parksville Qualicum Beach News editor JR Rardon dies at age 61

COVID-19: Learning continues in unique ways for SD 69 students

Youngsters find ways to excel while learning at home

PQBeat Podcast: Pro hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach

Listen: Netminder talks BCHL, college, pros and training during a pandemic

Petition underway to get RDN to improve Sandpiper water quality

Campaign urges regional district to make issue a priority

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Dump truck in Nanaimo snags power lines, snaps hydro pole, crashes

No injuries in incident Monday morning on Old Victoria Road

Ferry sailings scheduled once again at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal

BC Ferries announces that resumption of service June 3 includes four daily round trips

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to… Continue reading

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

Most Read