River Levels Lowered to Aid Searchers


0  Updated at 8:47 am, July 8th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
Share This Story


(LORENZO, ID) – Federal officials are lowering water levels along the Snake River to help searchers find the body of a missing Idaho Falls man.  Mason Empey, 21, is presumed to have drowned June 29 when he jumped out of his boat to retrieve a lost oar. His friend later made it to shore and immediately called 911. Empey, who was not wearing a life jacket, was last seen near the Lorenzo boat dock. The flow out of Palisades Dam is being reduced by 1,500 cubic feet per second and will continue through 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Stories You May Be Interested In:

BBB warns of online fashion scams

20 Feb 2017

EastIdahoNews.com staff

Bingham County updates road closures

24 Feb 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Flooding leads to road closures in Jefferson County

21 Feb 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Distracted driving leads to drug arrest for man, woman

24 Feb 2017

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com