UPDATE – Body of man who fell through river found

Emergency crews have located the body of a man who feel through the river near Grand Forks.

Emergency crews have located the body of a man who feel through the Kettle River near Grand Forks. The crews, which include personnel from local RCMP, fire department, as well as Nelson Search and Rescue and cold water trained fire fighters, and others, found the body at around 11:10 a.m. after searching for a couple of hours.

UPDATE – RCMP Press Release Dec. 31, 1:03pm –

On Thursday December 31, 2015 RCMP divers and Search and Rescue (SAR) 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.

The man fell through the ice yesterday (Wednesday) at approximately 2:45 p.m. A witness spotted the man and called police. RCMP officers arrived on the scene and spotted the man through binoculars and observed the man in the water hanging on to the ice edge. RCMP officers were a distance away when they spotted him and were unable to reach him prior to the man losing his grip and going under. It is unclear why the man was out on the ice, with possible indications that the man may have been taking a short cut across the river.

The identity of the man is unknown. Anyone with information is urged to call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.

 

Just Posted

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem

Reporter Kate Saylors writes about the common misconception surrounding a BC Housing development.

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

Activities in and around Grand Forks offer something for everyone.

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Missing Surrey showshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNC-Lavalin controversy: poll

Overall, 41 per cent of respondents believed the prime minister had done something wrong in the affair

B.C. photographer captures otters on ice

A Langley photographer was at the right place at the right time on the Fraser River

Most Read