Search efforts unsuccessful for car in Payette River

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 00:49:34-04

A search continues for a missing car and driver in Valley County. Water flows on the Payette River were lowered to aid in the search for an SUV that according to witnesses entered the river on Saturday.

Crews have been searching the water near milepost 99 with no signs of the SUV. Flows for the river were lowered by the Bureau of Reclamation to find the vehicle, and crews spotted oil marks in the water but they still believe that the car and driver are submerged in this area.

Cascade rural fire, gem county all on scene helping with the search. ITD is also closing off roads to aid the search.