Idaho Falls Citizen Journalism

RIGGINS — Idaho County deputies now believe John "Randy" French and his vehicle went into the Salmon River.

According to a news release, a citizen reported to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office that he found the license plate to French's vehicle and evidence that the vehicle had gone into the Salmon River near milepost 201.5 on US Highway 95.


Idaho County deputies confirmed the information and stated they believe French and his vehicle are beneath the water near that location.

Water conditions currently prevent an attempt to recover the victim and his vehicle. The news release said the dive team estimates it will be about 30 days before the water conditions are safe enough for divers to enter the water to locate the vehicle.

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