The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 35 year old Jason Gritten, of Coeur d’ Alene, was located by family and friends in the Salmon River approximately one mile up river from Spring Bar Wednesday night, May 27th.
The sherif’s office says “the victim traveled approximately 9 miles from the location he and Patrick Lusk, 27, also of Coeur d’ Alene, were thought to have crossed the river.”
Lusk remains missing.
Gritten and Lusk were reported missing by family on May 17th in the French Creek area of the Salmon River. A canoe was found upside down in the river about a half-mile below French Creek. The person who found the canoe took it to McCall, where it was later identified as the one Gritten and Lusk had been using.
Idaho County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue searched for the victims by boat and ATV, but were unsuccessful and suspended the search. Family and friends continued the search and found Gritten’s body.
The victim was transported to Blackmer’s Funeral Home in Grangeville.
Posted May 28, 2015