Man, 26, presumed drowned in Salmon River

RIGGINS -- A Washington man is presumed dead after sheriff's officials say he disappeared in the Salmon River near Riggins Sunday.

Austin K. Kelley, 26, was trying to swim across the river near French Creek when he was caught in the current and pulled beneath the water, according to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office. Kelley's friends tried to rescue the man, but were unable to reach him.

Kelley was not wearing a  life jacket. Sheriff's officials say he is believed to have drowned in the river.

Idaho County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, along with the missing man's family and friends, will continue the search for him.

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