Wisconsin Man Dies In Idaho Rafting Accident - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wisconsin Man Dies In Idaho Rafting Accident

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in north-central Idaho say a 35-year-old Wisconsin man has drowned while rafting in the Lochsa River.

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says Randy A. Eroen of Sun Prairie, Wis., died Saturday afternoon when the raft he was in hit a rapid and all four people fell into the river. A news release
issued by the sheriff's office Tuesday says two of the occupants were able to get back into the raft and a third was able to make it to shore.

A kayaker that was accompanying the group threw Eroen a rope, but he was unable to reach it and was swept down river by the current.

Two kayakers pulled Eroen out of the water down river and began CPR until paramedics arrived. However, he could not be revived.

      
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