A man died on Wyoming's Snake River on Tuesday afternoon after his raft became tangled on a log. The 44-year-old man, identified as Brian Allen by the JH News and Guide, was on a scenic float training trip with the Grand Teton Lodge Company.
Grand Teton National Park rangers responded to the scene near the historic Bar BC Dude Ranch with multiple rescue boats and medical personnel. A helicopter was dispatched to aid in the search. According to a press release from the National Parks Service, “Some of the passengers fell into the cold and swift moving water, and as the boat operator attempted to dislodge the raft, he fell into the water as well. The passengers were able to climb to safety on the log snag itself and eventually back into raft, but could not find the boat operator. They contacted Teton Interagency Dispatch at approximately 3:30 p.m. requesting help.”
Water levels in the river are currently running high due to snowmelt and runoff.
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