Wash. man presumed drowned in Salmon River

RIGGINS, Idaho – A Tumwater, Washington man is presumed drowned after an attempt to swim across the Salmon River.

Officials said on Sunday, Austin Kelley, 26 was attempting to swim across the River near French creek when he was caught by a current and pulled under.

Idaho County Sheriff’s leaders said Kelley was not wearing a life jacket and his friend attempted to rescue him but were unsuccessful.

Idaho County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, family and friends are continuing to search for Kelley. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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