Valley County officials find body of missing man, dog still missing

Posted at 8:55 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 19:28:16-04

DONNELLY, Idaho — UPDATE: Valley County Officials have located the body of a man who went missing Friday.

The Valley County Sheriff's office say the body of 65-year-old Brian Randall Ekman was found inside his UTV that had rolled into Lake Cascade south of Boulder Creek boat launch.

Officials say the UTV was in approximately ten feet of water.

Evidence suggests Ekman got stuck in the sand on the steep embankment and rolled over and came to a rest in the water, according to police.

Officials say his dog was not found--and no dog tracks were evident in the sand.

Next of kin has been notified.

Original Story: Officials in Valley County are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man and his dog last seen in Donnelly Friday afternoon.

Brian Ekman and his 14-year-old yellow lab, Cheech reportedly left from the Wagon Wheel area of Donnelly Friday around 4:00 p.m.

Authorities believe they may be in a 2018 Polaris General with a rack and a red gas can attached.

If you locate any of the above please contact the Valley County Sheriff’s communications center at 208-382-5160.