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Man from Moscow presumed to have drowned in Snake River

On August 13, 2023, around 9:15 AM, Idaho County Dispatch received a call of a jet boat accident on the Snake River approximately 5.2 miles above the confluence of the Salmon River. Around 9:00 PM the night before, the jet boat had struck a rock and tore a hole in the bottom of the boat. They continued down the river and then got stuck on a gravel bar. The passenger walked up the gravel bar with his cellphone to try and signal help and the driver stayed on the jet boat. While he was out of the boat, the water rose, and he was unable to return to the boat. Around 3:00 AM, he was trying to communicate with the driver of the boat, and he was gone. Wacy DeCora, age 32, of Moscow, Idaho is presumed to have drowned and has been entered missing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Wacy. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the water and riverbank, in hopes of recovering Wacy. We wish to thank Kilgore Adventures, Homer Brown of Hammer Down River Excursions, Idaho Fish and Game, the US Forest Service, and Life Flight, as well as other jet boaters and rafters for their quick and immediate willingness to help in an emergency.