Emergency crews were dispatched to White Rock’s East Beach early Thursday (Jan. 7), after receiving a report that a man was lying on the railway tracks.
— Andrew Harvey (@harveyandrew) January 7, 2021
According to Surrey RCMP, officers were alerted at 1:10 a.m. Police searched the area with the assistance of its police dog services and located a man nearby.
Cpl. Joanie Sidhu told Peace Arch News that while officers located a man nearby, police could not confirm if he was connected to the incident.
BNSF Railway spokesperson Courtney Wallace told PAN its crews made the report that a person was lying on the tracks near Ash Street and Marine Drive in White Rock.
“When the crew walked back to check on him, the person was no longer there,” Wallace wrote in an email.
Wallace said there was no major delays to operations as a result of the incident.