Idaho Rivers Run Cold and Deep


It's a grim scene near Riggins, where Idaho County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man feared swept away by the fast, cold current of the Big Salmon River.

Idaho County Sheriff's officials tell Citydesk that the man was swimming in the river on Saturday, July 3, and they've been looking for him ever since.

Just last week, a Nez Perce tribal elder from Orofino drowned at the confluence of the Little Salmon and the Rapid River. He had been fishing when the current swept him away.