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UPDATE: Drowning victim identified in Jefferson County

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drowning victim as 70-year-old Vincent C. Williams of Idaho Falls.

ORIGINAL STORY:

RIRIE — A 70-year-old Idaho Falls man is dead following a possible drowning on the Snake River Thursday.

Witnesses say the man, who has not been identified, was filling a water container when he fell into the water.

Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson says the possible drowning occurred at around 2 p.m. at the south bridge of Twin Bridges off the Archer Highway.

A bystander was able to pull the unresponsive man out of the water and give him CPR, however, he was unsuccessful and the victim died at the scene.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this article as more details are released.

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