Idaho Man Drowns at Upper Mesa Falls - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Man Drowns at Upper Mesa Falls

ASHTON, Idaho - The Fremont County Sheriff's office says an eastern Idaho man has drowned at Upper Mesa Falls on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River. Officials say they recovered the body of Tim Laux of Ashton on Monday about half a mile below the falls and that the death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The Fremont County Search and Rescue responded to the falls on Monday after a report of a man in the water below the falls. Crews found the body on a rock in the middle of the river. Officials did not say how Laux ended up in the river. Upper Mesa Falls has a drop of about 114 feet and is about 300 feet wide.

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