West Shore RCMP said they are looking for a group of three women after a 29-year-old woman was pushed off a 12-metre (40-foot) cliff into the water at Thetis Lake in View Royal on Sunday.
Police said at around 3:30 p.m. on May 19, the victim was hiking near the first beach cliff face when she met up with a group of three unknown women who were reportedly drinking alcohol. According to police, the woman was looking over a cliff when someone pushed her causing her to fall in the water 12-metres (40 feet) below.
The three women in the group are described as Caucasian, 20 to 30-years-old. Two had brown hair and one had blonde hair. They were wearing bathing suits and sunglasses. Police said there may have been witnesses in the area, including a man who offered to help the victim.
Fortunately, the victim was able to swim to shore and later received medical attention for her injuries. Police are seeking witnesses or the person responsible to come forward to speak with investigators, Cpl. Chris Dovell of the West Shore RCMP said in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.