BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho – The body of an Ogden man was recovered from the Snake River in Idaho after going missing last month.
On May 24, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an overturned boat in the Snake River above Ririe, according to the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
For the past few weeks the members of the sheriff’s office dive team search and rescue searched for the missing man identified as Steve Woods.
At about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, the sheriff’s office received a call from a fisherman who possibly located Woods, according to a release posted on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
Deputies from Jefferson and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Offices responded to the Snake River downstream between Heise and Twin Bridges. Woods’ waders had been snagged up in some roots off a tree, the release stated.
A Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office dive team member was able to untangle the Ogden man.
Woods’ family expressed heartfelt appreciation from the volunteers that assisted in the search.
They released the following statement:
“This was a search with so many agencies and individuals that came together to help locate a missing family member. There were private pilots that flew above the river with spotters. Lifeflight based out of Rexburg, U.S. Forest Service firefighter crew located in Swan Valley, Bonneville County Search and Rescue, Snake River Search and Rescue, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Reclamation for managing water levels to assist us search.