Woman rescued from South Fork

A 53-year-old woman was rescued this weekend from the South Fork of the Snake River east of Swan Valley near Fall Creek after jumping off her small inflatable kayak to avoid a moose.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Department says their dispatch received a call just after 8:00 pm Sunday night from a family member who located the kayak floating near Fall Creek and advised that the woman on it had not been seen for over 30 minutes.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies, Search and Rescue, Dive and Drone teams all responded along with Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho State Police, Swan Valley Fire, and the Idaho Falls Fire Ambulance stationed in Swan Valley.

A citizen flying a drone in the area located the victim approximately ½ mile upstream from Fall Creek.  Deputies were able to recover the victim by boat and take her to a waiting ambulance at the Spring Creek Boat Ramp where she was treated for mild hypothermia.

She was not wearing a life vest.

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