Woman dies in fishing boat mishap on Snake River

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Photo courtesy Teton County Search and Rescue Facebook page.

July 21, 2020 — Teton County Search & Rescue (TCSAR) reported that a 67-year-old woman died on the Snake River Tuesday, July 20.

According to a post on the TCSAR Facebook page, the woman was on a guided fishing trip when the drift boat she was riding in hit an eddyline, tipped over, and took on water. With the boat swamped, its three occupants ended up in the river about 3.5 miles upstream from the South Park boat ramp.

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TCSAR was notified of the incident with CPR in progress. The team responded by sending volunteers in a jet boat upriver from the South Park landing while other team members approached on foot from Fall Creek Road. Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Teton County Sheriff Deputies also responded to the scene. First responders reached the patient by 12:58 p.m., but unfortunately she did not survive the incident.
The identity of the woman or any other information was not included in the post.

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