Crews searching for man who fell out of a boat in the Snake River

The man was reportedly not wearing a life jacket
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 00:25:15-04

Canyon County crews are searching for a 42-year-old man they say fell out of his boat and into the Snake River Sunday morning.

Canyon County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Snake River west of Parma around noon Sunday.

The man and his boat were last seen floating down the Snake River towards Gold Island near the Nyssa Bridge off of Hwy 20/26 between Canyon and Malheur County.

The man was reported to not to be wearing a life vest at the time of the incident.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area for the 42-year-old man.The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Parma Fire and Rescue, an air Ambulance and fixed wing aircraft along with several citizens in power boats.

As of 3:30 p.m., the man had not been located by search and rescue teams on scene. The search effort will continue until dark today and resume in the morning if the man has not been located.

No further information is available at this time.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to always wear a life vest when they are near the water and while swimming or boating on Idaho’s waterways.