Body found in Boise River identified as missing teen

Kayakers made discovery around 3 p.m. Thursday
Posted at 8:21 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 21:38:19-04

CANYON COUNTY, Ida. — Canyon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was discovered in the Boise River.

Dispatchers say the discovery was made around 3 p.m. on July 4. Kayakers called to report the body that deputies later found a half mile west of the Lansing Lane river access area.

The Canyon County Coroner has identified the body as the 19-year-old man, Ezekiel Vargas, who went missing while swimming with his friends in the Boise River near Star in early June.