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Boats Search for Dayton Woman Missing from Hells Canyon

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ENTERPRISE, OR - Authorities from Washington, Oregon and Idaho are looking for a Dayton woman who disappeared on a camping trip, over the weekend.

Wallowa County Sheriff's deputies say Sharon Mathews,66, had been camping with her husband and friends in Hells Canyon along the Snake River.

Deputies say the group went boating Sunday but Mathews stayed behind at their campsite, near the Geneva Bar. When the group returned Mathews was gone, but her shoes and and dog were still at the site.

Law enforcement agencies in Idaho and Oregon spent Tuesday searching the canyon and water.

Deputies say the area is in harsh terrain with little, if any, cell phone signals. Investigators say they're worried Mathews may have drowned.

The Wallowa County Sheriffs Office is leading the investigation. Anyone with information can contact their office at 541-436-3131.