A man and woman died in the early hours Sunday after a tree fell atop their home in Horseshoe Bay.
In a prepared statement, West Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said police were called to the home on the 6200-block of Wellington Avenue with reports that a large tree had fallen on the building.
“While on scene, officers noted downed B.C. Hydro wires and ruptured gas lines that were damaged as a result of the uprooted tree,” Goodmurphy said.
“We are supporting the British Columbia Coroners Service as they conduct their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the loss of life. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.”
Roads in the area were closed to traffic as crews worked to remove the tree and debris.
According to video footage taken at the scene, the back corner of the $2.8 million home appears to be completely destroyed by the large fallen conifer that was growing alongside the home.
© Shane MacKichan Two people have died after a tree fell atop their home in Horseshoe Bay around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 2. Credit: Shane MacKichan