Police are investigating the death of an elderly man on a beach in Central Saanich.

The 76-year-old man was found on a beach near Newton Park Wednesday night, according to police.

A paddleboarder reportedly spotted the man and called 911, but he died within a half hour of paramedics arriving.

The man's family lived in the area and has been notified.

Central Saanich police said a joint investigation with the BC Coroner's Service is ongoing.