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56-Year-Old Dies From Kayaking Accident Over Weekend in Idaho County

On May 30, 2022, the International Emergency Response Coordination Center received an SOS call from a Garmin inReach device advising a kayaker had died. The IERCC then relayed the information to Idaho County Dispatch.


The coordinates given were in the Fall Creek area. This area is not accessible via road. Life Flight was unable to fly, so Two Bear Air was able to assist.


James Grossman, age 56, of Sun Valley, Idaho, died due to a kayaking accident. His family has been notified and our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.


“We wish to thank Two Bear Air for their response, and the owners of Mackay Bar Outfitters, Joni and Buck Dewey, for all their assistance. During times like these, we are fortunate to live in an area with so many people willing to volunteer their resources to help in an emergency.” Idaho County said in a press release