Grand Forks man dies after jumping off Nursery Bridge

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
July 10th, 2014

Grand Forks’ Joe (Morey Joseph) Lafreniere (53) was killed at the old Nursery rail bridge along the Kettle River, July 8th. 

According to the BC Coroner’s Service, Lafreniere was jumping into the river with a group of friends. After he jumped, it was obvious he was in trouble but his friends could not get him to shore. He was swept downstream by the current. 

Grand Forks Search and Rescue were called and found him after about a 20 minute search. He was taken to the Grand Forks Hospital but could not be revived. 

The BC Coroners Service have notified his next of kin and continue to investigate, along with the RCMP. 

Lafreniere’s name may be familiar because his Ruckle-based home caught fire last year.

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