Man jumped fence before plunging to death below Capilano Suspension Bridge
The North Vancouver RCMP has revealed more details about the death of a 30-year-old St. Catharines, Ontario tourist below the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
The Mounties issued a statement today saying that investigators learned more details after watching surveillance video from June 2, when the hiker plunged 60 metres.
"It has been learned from the footage that the deceased was standing next to the railing, he appeared to have dropped something as he pulled out a camera from his pocket," the RCMP stated. "The object fell down below to a nearby ledge."
The hiker walked approximately 30 metres down the path and then jumped over a metre-high metal-mesh fence. At that point, he lost his footing and fell to his death.
Capilano Suspension Bridge officials have stated that the park is safe and there are warning signs in seven different languages.