RCMP have cordoned off an area near the UBC student recreation centre after someone fell to their death. (Submitted photo)

UPDATED: Police investigate deadly fall at UBC

Person dies after a fall from a crane at a construction site at the Point Grey campus

Police are investigating after someone fell to their death from a crane at a construction site at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus.

RCMP have yet to comment, but a WorkSafeBC spokeswoman says her organization was contacted just before 7 a.m. on Thursday morning. Officers were dispatched.

“We’re not sure if it’s work-related or not,” said Trish Knight Chernecki. They are working with police to determine whose jurisdiction it is.

The university tweeted a message out later in the morning, saying RCMP are probing a death at Student Union Boulevard, near the Student Recreation Building, and that there is no risk to the public.

More to come.

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