RCMP are still investigating the death of 27-year-old Scott Moore of Britannia Beach after the man was pulled from a vehicle discovered in the Squamish River on Saturday evening.
According to the RCMP, Moore was last seen on the evening of Friday, Sept. 18. His partly-submerged vehicle was spotted at Mile 20 in the Squamish River by a truck driver, who called it in to the police at 4:43 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The RCMP and ambulance services attended the site, then called in Squamish Search and Rescue to assist in efforts to pull Moore's 1987 Jeep Cherokee to shore. That's when Moore's body was discovered.
According to Corporal Dave Ritchie of the Squamish RCMP, the vehicle was heavily damaged and the investigation is now focused on determining the time and cause of the accident. Some obvious damage to trees just 20 metres upstream from where the vehicle was spotted shows where the vehicle likely went off the road.
"We're waiting on a coroner's report, but we'd like to hear from anyone who might have seen Scott between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon," said Ritchie. "We don't know what time this might have happened, or what he was doing out there. People do use the area, and there is an IPP project in the area with security at the gates so we'll be talking to them as well to see if they might have seen Moore's vehicle."