Man Dies After Being Pulled From The Boise River
Garden City police said the a man died at a local hospital shortly after he was pulled from the Boise River. His name has yet to be released until family has been notified.
Officers responded to a drowning report in the area of East 36th Street and the Boise River near Whitewater Park.
Police said it's not clear where the man entered the river. The incident remains under investigation.
Garden City Police Lt. Tom Patterson said "The Boise River water level is extremely high and flowing very fast at this time. Even though the water may look appealing right now it is very deceiving and dangerous. Please avoid the Boise River until the water levels are reduced. The current water levels make rescue difficult and dangerous for first responders."
With the warmer weather we have been having in the Treasure Valley, the idea of cooling off in the river sounds marvelous. But, police urge you to wait until the water levels and speed get back to normal, safer levels.