Authorities say an 8-year-old boy’s dad and his uncle are dead after they jumped into Idaho’s Snake River to rescue him after he fell in.
The Elmore County Sheriff’s office says the three were fishing Sunday afternoon in southwest Idaho when the men went in after the boy and were swept away by the current.
A 23-year-old man also jumped into the river and was able to rescue the boy.
But witnesses told deputies that the two men both disappeared under the surface before anyone could reach them.
I’ve taken a life-guard class and one lesson they teach you is that you don’t risk your life to save another life. It’s noble, but two are dead attempting to save one.
My heart goes out to the boy who will likely never forget the day he lost his Father and Uncle.