A manhunt ended in the Gorge Waterway near Craigowan Road Wednesday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Massive manhunt ends on View Royal shoreline

More than 30 officers from three departments called to Gorge Waterway

A massive manhunt that ended in the Gorge Waterway snarled evening traffic in View Royal.

At approximately 3 p.m., members of the West Shore RCMP spotted a man wanted on several criminal charges, including being Unlawfully at Large, out of Kelowna and Vernon.

In an attempt to run from police, the man jumped into the Gorge Waterway. Police attempted to negotiate with the man and have him return to the shoreline around the Craigowan Road peninsula. However, the man would not co-operate with police.

Instead, he kept walking away from police, with the water up to his waist, and made concerning comments about hurting himself.

The surrounding area was cordoned off by more than 30 officers from the West Shore RCMP, Saanich Police and the Victoria Police departments. View Royal Fire Rescue and Saanich Fire also responded with their boats.

The man was located approximately 40 minutes later on the shoreline, hiding in bushes, and was apprehended without further incident.

The 49-year-old man, with no fixed address, was taken into custody and will appear in court Thursday morning.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

katie.e@blackpress.ca

Just Posted

Victoria teen killed on field trip near Sooke

Second youth also injured in falling tree incident at Camp Barnard

Oak Bay double murder trial: Blood splatter analyst says no shoe prints found in unit

RCMP analyst testifies to smears, fingermarks, ‘swipe and wipe’ patterns around apartment

Man accused of Brentwood Bay murder appears in court

Alan Chapman tells judge he wants next court appearance to be “as far away as possible”

Scorpion gives birth at Victoria Bug Zoo after hitching ride in woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Girl, 10, poisoned by carbon monoxide at B.C. campsite could soon return home

Lucille Beaurain died and daughter Micaela Walton, 10, was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital on May 18

Most Read