Accident Database

Report ID# 3208

  • Swim into Strainer
  • PFD Not Worn or Present
  • Does not Apply

Accident Description

a Utah man drowned while tubing the South Fork of the Payette. The accident when two men from Salt Lake City hit a log jam while tubing near Garden Valley. A 57-year-old man was sucked under the jam and drowned. The men were not wearing life jackets. Michael Glenn Ashe, 57, of Salt Lake City, drowned when he got stuck under a log on the South Fork of the Payette River south of Crouch, according to Rogers and Boise County Coroner Pamela Garlock. Ashe and his brother were floating the river in inner tubes. Rogers said the section of the river the pair were on has class II rapids. Ashe drowned when he tried to rescue his brother, who got hung up on a log. Neither of the men was wearing a life jacket.

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