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20-Year-Old Drowned in the Salmon River Tuesday

On Tuesday, July 12, the Idaho County Dispatch received a call about a possible drowning near the Polly Bemis Ranch along the Salmon River.

The reporting party advised a male had been in the water for over 30 minutes, and no one could locate him.

Deputies responded and searched the riverbanks with the Salmon River Dive Team. Life Flight also flew along the river searching. Additionally, numerous other community members assisted in the search.

Jessie Stansberry, age 20, of North Fork, Idaho, is presumed to have drowned in the river. He was last seen wearing beige-colored shorts.

At this time, Mr. Stansberry has not been located. Efforts have resumed again today to locate him.

Mr. Stansberry’s family has been notified. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Jessie’s family during this tragic time.