BOISE -- The Ada County coroner says a 32-year-old Garden City man drowned in the Boise River while fishing Saturday morning.

The drowning victim was identified as Jeffrey Summerlin. He had been fishing near the Parkcenter Bridge when he was swept under the water.

The coroner says Summerlin was wearing fishing waders that appear to have filled with water, making it impossible for the man to stay afloat.

Dive team rescuers, with help from Boise Police, were able to pull Summerlin out of the water at Ann Morrison Park, but he was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

The drowning was ruled an accident.

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