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Man drowns in Coeur d'Alene River, one person still missing

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Just before noon on Saturday, the Shoshone County Sheriffs Office responded to the North Fork of the Coeur d' Alene River Road after they received a report of a body being discovered in the water.  Deputies determined the body was that of a male, approximately 48 years of age.

Approximately 30 minutes after the call, another deputy of the sheriff's office responded to the Kingston Shell Station on the Coeur d' Alene River Road where a man who had been floating the river reported that his small raft had capsized, and the two other people that were in the craft were missing.

Deputies determined the body discovered matched the description of one of the missing rafters.  the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, the US Forest Service, Med star, and Shoshone County Dive Rescue Team then continued the search for the other missing person for approximately seven hours but were unable to locate him.  The person still missing is described as a male approximately 46 years of age, 5'9", 285 pounds with long black hair, wearing a gray shirt and dark pants or shorts.

Shoshone County Sheriffs planed on resuming the search Sunday morning but it was called off due to the high water level of the river.

Anyone with information regarding the missing person is asked to contact the Shoshone County Sheriff's office immediately.

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