RCMP survey the scene where a body was discovered on Monday morning.

RCMP survey the scene where a body was discovered on Monday morning.

Prince Rupert RCMP release the identity of deceased man recovered from the waterfront

The name of the man whose body was found at the Prince Rupert waterfront has been released.

The name of the man whose body was found at the Prince Rupert waterfront has been released.

Prince Rupert RCMP have confirmed that the body of 21 year-old Prince Rupert resident Justin Brooks was retrieved from the Prince Rupert harbour. Cst. Matt Ericson said the investigation is ongoing, and RCMP are hopeful a cause of death can be determined later this week.

While rumours have been circulating in the community, Ericson said people should not be worried as a result of the death.

“There is certainly no risk to the public or concern about that aspect from our end,” he said.

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest.