The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the body found in the water off Oak Bay on Sunday is a young Saanich canoeist who went missing in July.
The body of Iman Bulghani, 19, was found by kayakers on Aug. 6 floating near Tod Island, just south of where he was last seen exactly one month ago. A police marine unit recovered his body.
On July 6, a Bulghani went missing and was presumed drowned after he and a friend tried to canoe to Discovery Island in the late evening, and didn’t bring life jackets.
Their canoe was swamped and it capsized near Ten Mile Point. Bulghani’s friend was found clinging to Tod Rock near Mary Tod Island off Oak Bay.
He was hospitalized with hypothermia, but otherwise recovered without harm.
The coroners service said it will continue to investigate this death.