Possible Drowning

Emergency vehicles respond to a boy who was stuck in the river on Saturday at Pillar Falls in Twin Falls.


TWIN FALLS — A 12-year-old boy was rescued from the river at Pillar Falls on Saturday afternoon. The boy’s foot was caught between rocks and several people worked to keep his head above water until first responders arrived.

Pillar Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho, upstream of Perrine Bridge and downstream of Shoshone Falls. Several basalt pillars divide the river into multiple channels as the river makes a roughly 20-foot drop. The falls can be accessed by hiking a mile-long trail. The trail can be accessed by taking a narrow road that originates from Pole Line Road–Eastland Drive curve. There is a small dirt lot that can hold only a handful of cars right before the road enters a private area. The beginning of the trail is pretty steep with several switchbacks as it descends into the canyon. The trail levels off around the shed.