The death toll from a heat wave in the Turtle Bay resort has reached four people and authorities are asking people to help them identify the remains of two of them.
“We’re calling for assistance to locate the two people, who were found unresponsive on the second floor of the resort,” said local RCMP Chief Bob Bourke.
The four people were identified as an adult man and an 18-year-old woman.
The 18-month-old was reported missing on Thursday.
The man was also a registered medical practitioner and a registered dietitian.
The young woman was an apprentice chef and a Registered Dietitian, Bourke said.
“This was a very tragic situation, and we’re very fortunate to have these four individuals that were found and identified,” Bourke told CBC News on Friday.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, but there’s been no fatalities.”
The body of the deceased, an adult male, was found in a room on the fourth floor of Turtle Bay Resort, which is about 10 kilometres northwest of the city of Victoria, on Wednesday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second body was found later that day.
Bourke says the dead man’s name has not been released and that he was a registered physician.
Authorities are not releasing the identities of the two other victims, as they are minors, and the investigation continues.
“I think there’s a real need for some public information to be given, and to be able to put that information to the people who were in that room, to try to identify the victims,” Bourck said.
A message left with the resort on Friday was not immediately returned.