Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service confirms identity of cliff-diver
VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died while cliff diving near a waterfall on West Redonda Island on Sept. 4, 2012.
The man is Jason John Norman Grandberg, aged 34, from Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island.
Mr. Grandberg and family members had sailed from their home on Quadra Island to Teakerne Arm on West Redonda Island on the afternoon of Sept. 4. In the evening, he attempted a cliff dive from the rocks near Cassel Falls.
He did not resurface and rescue attempts at the time were unsuccessful. Mr. Grandberg’s body was recovered by the RCMP Dive Team on Sept. 6.
The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Grandberg has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Grandberg and its appreciation to the RCMP Marine Unit and Dive Team for their assistance in this recovery operation.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Coroner, Island Region
BC Coroners Service
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