Body of Missing Man Found

At approximately 4:00pm today the body of missing 21 year old Justin Bergquist was recovered by Nootka Sound RCMP from the Heber River just down from where he was last seen.

Justin Bergquist was last seen on Friday May 13th at 11:45pm walking alone on the upper Heber bridge.  A passerby on a motorcycle confirmed that Justin was alone on the bridge just prior to his disappearance.

Justin’s body has been taken to the Gold River Medical Clinic, and the investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroner’s Office.

Nootka Sound RCMP would like to thank the community, Campbell River Search & Rescue and the countless volunteers who assisted in the search for Justin.

I know I speak for the entire community when I say that our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin’s family and friends.

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16 comments to Body of Missing Man Found

  • ali

    My heart aches! Justin was such a beautiful soul! I will miss his smile! Hugs to his family!

  • Patricia Vandervoort

    my thoughts and prayers go out to the berquist family, friends and the community, r.i.p. justin :(

  • Pat

    Deepest condolences to Justin’s family, friends and all the people touched by his young life.
    xo

  • Tasha & Regan

    Sending love, prayers, strength and condolences to Justins family. RIP Justin and may you have a safe journey home.

  • Baron Family

    Our hearts ache for the Bergquist Family.Sending strength and prayers to get through the days ahead

  • Barb Wilson

    Sending sincerest condolences to the Berquist family & friends of Justin, as well as the community as a whole. A beautiful person who’s smile shined brilliantly, is no longer. Our community is a close one, & to have one of our own no longer with us… it leaves an impact, a hole in our hearts. ((HUGS)). From me & my family, I send my thoughts & prayers.

  • Alison and Doug Cross

    Justin will ride on the beams of his smile into the arms of the Lord. He will wait for his best friend, Nevin, and they will roam together forever.

  • Kathy Durante

    My sincerest condolences to Justin’s family and friends … he was a such a kind and beautiful person. He will be missed in Gold River – may he rest in peace.

  • John McPherson

    This is such a heartbreaking tragedy and loss. Justin was a great kid with so much potential. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • Annie Ciesielski

    Our sincerest condolences to the Bergquist family and to Justin’s friends.

  • Allison Howard

    My heart goes out to the family. Our community has gone through many losses but we always manage to hold eachother up. Prayers for strength to you all.

  • Maggie Stock

    My heart is filled with great sadness by this. Justin will be greatly missed by all those who knew this kind and gentle young man.

  • Deborah Rowe

    in the warm winds he flies,
    in the blue sky he shines,
    and in the languid depths he resides.

    No man can take away,
    no laughter can shade his thoughts,
    no hurt can steal his strength.

    In unknown arms he shelters,
    in unseen lands he walks
    and under a sightless sky he stands.

    The path he takes can not be followed, but his journey will never be lonely as the strength of his family and friends will guide him always.

  • Stephanie Begon

    All my love and thoughts go to justins friends and family he was a happy kid always smiling about everything he loved making people laugh and having a good time with his friends he will be sincerely missed and always loved, but never forgotten!! We will see you up in that beautiful place called heaven oneday justin RIP to a beloved friend!

  • Wilsie

    Very sorry for your loss. A beautiful boy. RIP Justin.

  • I don’t know the Bergquist family but my heart goes out to them. I grew up in GR and know how tight knit of a community it is; how news like this can not only hurt but also strengthen. Justin had a lovely smile from the looks of the pic attached to this story- may that shine forever.

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