Girl Drowns In Snake River, Father Missing - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Girl Drowns In Snake River, Father Missing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in Washington County in western Idaho say a 2-year-old girl wearing an improper flotation device has drowned in the Snake River and the search continued Sunday for her father who is missing.

Washington County Chief Deputy Matt Thomas says the 14-foot aluminum boat that also had two other men aboard sank Friday after the anchor caught and pulled the front of the boat underwater.

Thomas tells KTVB-TV that none of the men were wearing life jackets, but two made it to shore after the boat sank near the southern tip of Brownlee Reservoir by Steck Park.

Thomas says the girl was found face down in the water about two hours after the boat sank, and lifesaving efforts failed.

Names have not been released.

      
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