Bodies of 4 missing boaters found in Idaho reservoir after prank turns to tragedyBy AP
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Searchers find bodies of 4 missing Idaho boaters
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho — Search and rescue crews have recovered the bodies of four men who drowned in a southern Idaho reservoir after a prank turned deadly during a weekend boating trip.
Searchers found the bodies Monday evening.
The search began Sunday evening after 911 dispatchers got a cell phone call from a young child who was adrift with four other kids on a boat in the middle of the American Falls reservoir.
The kids, between 2 and 9 years old, said one of the four men they were with was standing in the boat when another pushed him into the water as a joke.
But the man couldn’t swim, and one by one the other three jumped in to try to save him. Only one of the men grabbed a life jacket before plunging into the water, but he wasn’t wearing the device.