Couple's early morning swim prompts water rescue on fast-flowing Boise River

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 14:47:51-04

A Treasure Valley couple learned a very important lesson the hard way, after deciding to jump into the fast-flowing Boise River for a swim at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning in Star.

Luckily, both parties involved will be okay.

Eagle Fire shared a photo of the rescue scene on Twitter early Sunday morning, after the couple intentionally jumped in near the Star Road Bridge.

Star firefighters were first on scene and received assistance from the Eagle Fire Department,  Middleton Fire, a Boise Fire dive team, and Ada County Paramedics and deputies.

Officials say the man get swept away by the current, and was able to hold on to tree branches until rescue crews arrived.

He was checked out by paramedics on scene and released.

Officials are still urging residents to stay away from the river.