Deadly river accident close to Emmett kills one, injures 4


A 45-year-old Emmett girl who died Thursday on the Payette River was in a raft that hit one thing and overturned, trapping her and a good friend underwater, a relative instructed the Idaho Statesman.

Invoice Cannon, an Emmett native who lives in Connecticut, recognized the useless girl Friday afternoon as his niece, Misty Cannon. She was with a bunch of 4 different girls who have been floating west alongside a preferred part of the river beneath Black Canyon Dam to the Washington Avenue Bridge in Emmett at about three p.m.

The rafters bumped into hassle as they approached an island within the river, Invoice Cannon stated.

“The raft hit one thing and flipped over,” Cannon wrote to a Statesman reporter. “All of them went into the water and Misty and a good friend have been caught on one thing beneath and trapped underwater.”

Misty Cannon had turned blue by the point folks on the shore received to her, Invoice Cannon stated.

“They freed her and gave her CPR on the scene, nevertheless it was too late,” he wrote.

The second girl who was trapped was freed and brought by a Lifeflight helicopter to an undisclosed Treasure Valley hospital, Invoice Cannon stated he was instructed. He didn’t know her situation Friday afternoon.

The three others have been taken to Valor Well being hospital in Emmett, based on Gem County, which additionally confirmed that one girl was transported by Lifeflight.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Workplace has not publicly recognized any of the ladies. A dispatcher instructed the Statesman on Friday no additional particulars could be supplied presently.

“We have been in a position to decide there have been 5 sufferers that had in the end ended up out of their flotation units within the river and in misery,” Mike Knittel of the Emmett Police Division instructed on Thursday.

Emmett Police Chief Steve Kunka stated Friday members of his crew have been on the scene of Thursday’s accident in an help function and that each one inquiries concerning the incident needs to be directed to the Gem County Sheriff’s Workplace.

KTVB spoke with 16-year-old Porter Youngster, a bystander who tried to help within the rescue.

“This man runs over and he’s on the cellphone with 911 and he yells, ‘Someone go assist, this girl is drowning,’ ” Youngster instructed KTVB. “After I received there she was turning blue. My guess is she was below for 10 or 15 minutes as a result of she died proper there on the spot.”


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