RCMP say they have now identified the Lower Mainland man whose body was found in the waters off the southern end of Gabriola Island Tuesday afternoon.
A passing boater first spotted it near Thrasher Rock.
Police say security security video indicates he boarded the BC Ferry “Queen of Alberni” at Duke Point the night before.
Police say they don’t know how he ended up in the water but have no evidence anyone else was involved.
They aren’t releasing his name.