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Fourth man found dead in eastern Idaho waterways

An investigation is ongoing
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Posted at 2:41 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 14:57:35-04

Police are investigating after a body was found in the Snake River Wednesday morning.

Bonneville County officials say a fully clothed, white male was recovered from the river around 11:26 a.m. at the upper power plant (140 S. Capital).

The body has been identified as Michael Lawrence Meissner, age 51. No foul play is suspected.

The case is under investigation.

This is the fourth body to be found in the waterway this month. On Tuesday, the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office identified the body of a different man who was found in the Snake River near Blackfoot as 48-year-old Johnny Johnson of Pocatello. Johnson was reported missing around Aug. 1, and his body was discovered by a boater on Aug. 5.

Two other men recently drowned in separate incidents in the region. Fifty-three-year-old Bradley Miller of Pocatello drowned Sunday in the American Falls Reservoir and 23-year-old Dallon Hill of St. Anthony drowned Saturday in the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Fremont County.

Authorities say none of the deaths are connected.