The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s drowning in the Snake River:
On December 6, 2017 at approx.Â 2:23 pm, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a call of aÂ boat that overturned in the Snake River between Shelley and Firth. One passenger in the boat was able to make it out safely. Â Â The other, 48-year-old male, Bryce LloydÂ did not make it out of the water.Â Â Efforts to locate Lloyd continue.Â Â
By Journal Staff
SHELLEY â€” Authorities said a Bingham County man drowned Wednesday afternoon after a drift boat capsized on the Snake River.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. downstream from the North Bingham County Park near Shelley.
According to the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office, two adult males fell into the water after their drift boat went over a diversion and capsized in the river.
Though one of the boaters was able to make it to shore safely, the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office said the other man drowned.
A massive search effort involving the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the Bingham County Search and Rescue Team, and the Shelley Fire Department was launched after the incident was reported. Despite utilizing a helicopter and a search boat that combed the Snake River, there has been no sign of the missing boater as of Wednesday evening.
Though authorities halted the search at dusk, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said the search for the manâ€™s body will continue at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities have not released the name of the drowning victim, but they did say he resided in Bingham County. The victimâ€™s name is expected to be released on Thursday.