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Person drowns after drift boat hits rock, ejects floaters

September 19, 2021 GMT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A person has drowned in eastern Idaho after a drift boat carrying a group down the Henry’s Fork River hit a rock, ejecting all the occupants.

Authorities in Fremont County said the accident happened between Warm River and Ashton on Saturday afternoon.

Rescuers had to scale a rock cliff to get to the scene. The victim was taken down the river and then by ambulance to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

None of the drift boat’s occupants was wearing life vests.