WATCH: Cleanup is underway after a deadly storm tore across Vancouver Island Thursday, leaving no place untouched. Homes have been crushed and power is still out to tens of thousands of homes and will likely be for days. One woman lost her life during the storm. April Lawrence has more.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have released details of a fatal incident during Thursday’s storm involving a tree falling on a tent with five people inside.
Police responded to a call of a downed tree on an occupied tent in a wooded area near Boys Road and the Trans Canada Highway around 11:25 a.m.
Investigators say a woman was found deceased and the two males suffered injuries.
One of the men was airlifted to hospital, while the other was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment.
RCMP and the BC Coroners Service says the file is still under investigation. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the woman was in her late 20s and was from Duncan.
The coroner first confirmed on Thursday that one person was killed by a falling tree in Duncan, believed to have been caused by strong winds that caused severe damage all over Vancouver Island.
Thursday’s wind also knocked out power to tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers. Many are still without electricity.