Search Suspended Until Sunday | VideoJessica Roose | 8/10/2012
A fresh set of divers arrived around 10:00 this morning to assist in the search for the body of Gregory Fredricksen.
"They started pretty good yesterday. They felt like they covered the area pretty significantly. So they switched over a little bit on the chance that we had been searching in the wrong area and they searched pretty significantly there as well," said Lt. Bob Haas with the Bismarck Police Department.
Divers were unsuccessful after several hours of searching and around 2:00, a new set of equipment had to be brought in.
"They`re doing what they call a drag operation and at this particular point in time we`re not finding anything that way either," Haas said.
While police continued their efforts at the river, Fredricksen`s roommate, Kyle Kimbrough, remembered what his friend was like before Wednesday`s tragic jump.
"We go to the lake, I mean he loved going to the lake, he loved going out. He was outgoing, he was laughing, if he wasn`t laughing, he was crying. He was one of those kind of people. He put his all into everything."
Kimbrough says he only knew Fredricksen for a short time but feels honored to have had the opportunity he did to get to know him.
"He has a son out there that I can`t wait to ever meet when he gets older and be like, `Look, your dad was a great person dude. I hope you grow up to be like him just in a little bit, would be a whole lot for the whole world.`"
Police say it does not look like the weather conditions will allow them to search tomorrow. They are hoping to re-asses and be back in the water on Sunday.
An account is being set up by friends and co-workers at US Bank and, starting Monday, donations can be made to the Gregory Fredericksen family funeral fund.