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Coroners Service investigating incident during Mary Hill Bypass shutdown

The Mary Hill Bypass was closed for several hours Sunday night due to a police incident.
The Mary Hill Bypass was closed for several hours Sunday night due to a police incident. Lee Brow / The Canadian Press

The BC Coroners Service confirms it is “investigating the unexpected death of a male”, but is directing calls to the RCMP and BC’s police watchdog, following an incident that shut down Mary Hill bypass in Port Coquitlam for five hours.

According to Drive BC, closures were in effect between Shaughnessy Street and Pitt River Road after 7 p.m. Drive BC advised commuters to find an alternate route.

Coquitlam RCMP has not responded to requests for comment.

However, the Global 1 chopper captured video of a person being administered CPR on the pedestrian bypass.

Witnesses told Global News there was a heavy police presence on scene, along with other emergency crews.

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BC Emergency Health Services said it dispatched two ambulances to the scene just before 5:45 p.m. Nobody was transported to hospital.

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Just after 10:30 p.m., Drive BC said on Twitter that the area was re-opened to traffic.

More to come…