RCMP divers recover body of man who fell into Kettle River

Emergency crews located and recovered the body of the man this afternoon. (Dec. 31)

Emergency crews have located the body of a man who fell through the ice on the Kettle River near Grand Forks.

RCMP Press Release from 1:30pm Dec. 31:

On Thursday December 31, 2015 RCMP divers and Search and Rescue personnel located and recovered the body of a man who had fallen through the ice on the Kettle River on Wednesday, near Grand Forks.

The search for the man who was seen falling through the ice on the Kettle River on Wednesday December 30, 2015 has been completed, with RCMP divers and Search and Rescue locating and recovering the man’s body by midday.

Search efforts saw SAR personnel clearing ice away in the vicinity where the man was last seen. SAR volunteers spotted the man’s body submerged in the river at which time an RCMP diver was able to safely enter the water and recovered the male from a depth of 5.6 meters.

The investigation into the man’s death has now been handed over to BC Coroners Service. Next of Kin notifications have not yet been completed, further media inquiries are to be directed to the BC

Coroners Service.