Idaho County Sheriff's Office badge

A 20-year-old Lemhi County resident is presumed dead after failing to surface on the Main Salmon River.

Idaho County dispatchers received a call on July 12 about a possible drowning near the Polly Bemis Ranch historic site, located along the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller reported that a man had been in the river for over 30 minutes and no one could locate him, the sheriff’s office said in a July 13 press release.