- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who drowned in the Snake River near Twin Falls.

The Times-News reports (https://bit.ly/28VxAFa ) the body of Joshua Squire was recovered Thursday night after rescue crews spent much of the day waiting for the water level to drop. Squire slipped on some rocks near Pillar Falls on Wednesday and drowned.

Rescuers reached the area on Wednesday but swift water prevented an attempt to reach the area where Squire’s was believed to have ended up.

The Bureau of Reclamation dropped the flow of water at Milner Dam to help officials find the body.

Squire slipped in the exact spot where a 25-year-old Buhl man slopped last year. That man was saved when friends helped hold his head above water until rescuers could arrive.


Information from: The Times-News, https://www.magicvalley.com

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