A man died after jumping off the Laforme Creek Bridge north of Revelstoke on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Man who died in Lake Revelstoke drowning identified

Kody Skye Greveling, 28, of Coldstream, B.C., drowned after diving off the Laforme Creek Bridge on Wednesday, July 30.

The body of a man who drowned in Lake Revelstoke after jumping off a bridge was recovered by the RCMP Thursday afternoon.

Kody Skye Greveling, 28, of  Coldstream, B.C., drowned after diving off the Laforme Creek Bridge on Highway 23, about 20 kilometres north of Revelstoke, at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30.

On Thursday, his co-worker Elliott was back at the bridge to place some flowers in tribute of his colleague. He placed one bouquet at the side of the road and threw another into the lake.

Elliott said they were at the lake relaxing after taking the afternoon off work due to an incident at their work site.

Greveling — who Elliott described as a daredevil — made one jump from the 25-metre high bridge. Before they left, he decided to go for one more jump. The second time, he attempted to do a flip, but failed to land properly.

He hit the water hard and never re-surfaced.

“He’s a jokester. At first we thought he was joking, but then he wasn’t coming up whatsoever,” said Elliott. “We dove in the water, but by then it was too late.”

Elliott said they’d only known each other for a month, but that they hit it off right away.

“He’s a friendly man so we’ve just come to pay our respects before the family comes out here,” said Elliott. “It’s devastating, especially having so much fun and the fun turns to tragedy.”

He described Greveling as “down-to-earth” and a bit of a redneck. His attitude was, “Take me as I am, or if you don’t like me, get lost,” said Elliott. “The whole crew took a liking to him.”

RCMP and Revelstoke Search & Rescue conducted a search of the area that evening, with no signs of Greveling. The search continued on Thursday until his body was recovered about 20 metres from shore in 12 metres of water by the RCMP dive team Thursday evening.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the incident.

 

Just Posted

Growls and Hugs for May 22

Someone or something got your hackles up? Or maybe someone made you… Continue reading

Roads and weather for Revelstoke today

Scheduled construction: Highway 1 east:Paving operations between East Boundary of Mount Revelstoke… Continue reading

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Choice, government interference and abortion

Government officials in Alabama recently passed a law enforcing a near-total ban… Continue reading

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for May 22

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, May 20, 1899 Great improvements had been… Continue reading

Another climate rally scheduled for Friday in Revelstoke

Join students at City Hall to call for climate action

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Friend of accused Kelowna murderer takes the stand

Elrich Dyck’s testimony continued Friday with details from the night Chris Ausman was killed

Housing provided for women and children fleeing violence in Penticton

Announcement on Friday is part of a provincewide initiative to construct additional housing.

People’s Party of Canada leader talks B.C. trade to Penticton supporters

Maxime Bernier, head of the new federal political party, spoke at Time Winery on Friday

Princeton RCMP recover stolen homework and save the grade

It’s a slightly better excuse than “the dog ate my homework.” Earlier… Continue reading

New Summerland distillery has received recognition

Alchemist Distiller won audience choice award at recent competition

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

Vancouver woman sexually assaulted after man follows her home; suspect at large

Police are looking for an Asian man in his 40s after the incident on Vancouver’s east side.

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

Most Read