News

Coldstream man missing after jumping into Revelstoke area lake

Investigators are searching for a missing man who reportedly jumped into Revelstoke Lake and never resurfaced.

On Wednesday at 7:33 p.m., the B.C. Ambulance Service and the Revelstoke RCMP responded to a report of a missing swimmer.

“The 28-year-old male from Coldstream apparently jumped off the Laforme Creek bridge into the lake and never resurfaced,” said Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky, officer in charge of the  Revelstoke RCMP.

The Laforme Creek Bridge, which is 20 kilometres north of the Revelstoke Dam on Highway 23, is estimated to be 80 feet above the water which is about 50 feet deep at that location.

“Revelstoke RCMP, with assistance from Revelstoke Search and Rescue, immediately commenced a search of the area for any signs of the man which included the use of an RCMP vessel,” said Grabinsky.

At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the police search was suspended due to darkness but it continued Thursday morning.

“The RCMP helicopter flew this (Thursday) morning with no success,” said Grabinsky.

“The RCMP vessel is in the area searching the water and the shoreline. The dive team is suspected to arrive later.”

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Franz Ferdinand’s trip down the Columbia
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Tesla Motors opening charging station in Revelstoke
Funeral director Gary Sulz running for Revelstoke council
 
11,500 pounds of food collected by food drive
 
Construction to start soon on replacing Clanwilliam Bridge
Parents make the case for French Immersion in Revelstoke
 
Creating global conversations
 
Mountain Baby hosts Chamber’s Business After Business event

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.