May 19, 2014 in Region

Body recovered believed to be drowned Grant County father

Scott Kolves, of Ephrata, died in March
From staff reports

Authorities believe they have recovered the body of an Ephrata father who drowned in March teaching his son to drive near Summer Falls Dam.

A worker at an irrigation canal located the remains Monday morning believed to belong to Scott Kolves. Kolves and his 8-year-old son, Korey, died during a fishing trip they were taking with Korey’s two brothers on March 30. One of the boys, a 10-year-old, is believed to have been driving the family’s pickup truck when it entered the canal.

The driver and his 12-year-old brother were rescued by fishermen and law enforcement. Korey Kolves’ body was found downstream and CPR efforts were unsuccessful. Authorities lowered the canal’s water level in an attempt to recover Scott Kolves’ body, but he remained missing until the body was discovered Monday.

According to news reports, Scott Kolves worked as a security guard at Ephrata High School and also assisted special needs children. A funeral for Korey Kolves in April drew hundreds of mourners.

No criminal charges will be filed in the case.

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