Victoria Police have just confirmed that the deceased man found in the Gorge Waterway on Tuesday afternoon is that of a 26-year-old Duncan Pucker.
Kayakers found his body at around 2 PM in the waters near Selkirk Trestle and brought it back to shore.
At this time, BC Coroners Service is investigating the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.
Pucker was missing for weeks
Pucker was reported missing on February 6th, and the last time he was seen alive was in the 900-block of Arm Street in Esquimalt at around 3:30 AM on February 4th.
Police divers and a search team had been conducting thorough investigations along the Gorge Waterway for days after his disappearance, with no luck.
“Duncan was a much loved and happy young man. He will be missed greatly,” his family said in a statement. ”
“We are grateful for the efforts of the Victoria Police and all others who participated in the search for Duncan.”
Our thoughts are with Duncan's family during this difficult time. They have asked for privacy, but wanted us to share the following statement. #F185439
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 28, 2018