West Shore RCMP said Wednesday morning suspects are no longer sought in their investigation of a woman allegedly being pushed off a cliff at Thetis Lake in View Royal last month.
“The West Shore RCMP would like to advise that the investigation is now concluded. While we cannot provide further specifics, investigators have determined the incident did not occur as was originally reported and suspects are no longer being sought in relation to this matter,” Cst. Nancy Saggar said in a statement.
Police investigated a report of a 29-year-old Sooke resident who said she was pushed off a cliff at Thetis Lake May 19, falling 12-metres into the water below.
A few days later, RCMP said the woman had bruising all over her body, and were asking for any witnesses to come forward, particularly a male bystander who was near the water when the woman fell in and asked if she was okay.
The victim told police she was hiking alone when she met a group of three unknown women who were reportedly drinking alcohol shortly before she was allegedly pushed off the cliff.
West Shore RCMP says the woman who claimed to be pushed will not be charged with filing a false report and are not providing any further details.