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53-year-old man dies after rafting accident in Salmon River

Deputies say Glenn and his son were commanding a raft which was one of a group of four rafts on the trip. They say the raft encountered problems at Lake Creek Rapid and overturned. Glenn floated through the Pistol Creek Rapid before he was recovered.

A man died in Valley County after a rafting accident in the middle fork of the Salmon River Saturday.

The Valley County Sheriff's Office identified the 53-year-old as David Glenn of North Las Vegas, NV.

Deputies say Glenn and his son were commanding a raft which was one of a group of four rafts on the trip. They say the raft encountered problems at Lake Creek Rapid and overturned. Glenn floated through the Pistol Creek Rapid before he was recovered.

Witnesses said that Glenn’s life-jacket was loose and was causing him to ride low in the water. Glenn was not breathing and was unresponsive when he was removed.

According to the sheriff's office, a life flight was launched but later cancelled after attempted CPR failed.

A Detective from the Valley County Sheriff’s Office was flown to the Pistol Creek Ranch and a death investigation was started.

The Valley County Corner took control of the body and the investigation will continue.

Matthew Glenn, 34, of Spring Creek, NV, was flown by Arnold Aviation to Salmon, ID.

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to be careful during the whitewater season and to check all equipment to make sure it is the proper size and fit for intended wearer.


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