MENU
      component-social-facebook_share_api-v2-01

      Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River

      RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) - Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.

      The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says boaters on Tuesday pulled the man from the water just before noon about a mile downstream from the rapids and began CPR.

      Emergency responders continued CPR while transporting him to a medical helicopter in Riggins, but he was pronounced dead then they arrived.

      Authorities say the man wasn't wearing a lift vest and was on a private rafting trip.

      His name hasn't been released.

      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER