Idaho Fish and Game Worker Found Dead in River

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is mourning the death of one of its seasonal employees.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the body of Joshua Huju, of Sioux City, Iowa, was discovered at a Chinook salmon trap in Crooked River, near Elk City. The 26-year-old died Friday, June 28 while working at the trap.

Huju was found by another employee, who pulled him out of the water, called for help and began CPR. Paramedics were unable to revive Huju.

"This is a heart-breaking tragedy and the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Fish and Game are with Josh's family," said IDFG Director Virgil Moore.

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