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Man presumed drowned near Riggins

— Idaho County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is searching for a Tumwater, Wash., man after he disappeared near Riggins.

Austin K. Kelley, 26, was attempting to swim across the Salmon River Sunday, Sept. 4, near French Creek. Kelly was caught by the current and pulled under water. The victim was not wearing a life jacket, and his friends were unsuccessful in their attempts to rescue him.

As of Tuesday morning the search for Kelley by Idaho County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, family and friends continued.


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