Yesterday, May 3, 2022, around 6:30 PM, the Idaho County Dispatch received a report of a missing Avista worker in the American River area near Elk City, Idaho.
Idaho County deputies responded, in addition to coworkers sent by Avista.
Kevin Vopat, age 56, of Grangeville, Idaho, hadn’t been seen since noon.
Idaho County deputies searched the area and when there was a break in the weather, they launched the Idaho County drone.
Mr. Vopat was located around 03:30 AM. He appeared to be experiencing the beginning of hypothermia, but was otherwise in good health.