GEM COUNTY, ID. (THECOUNT) — The body of Everette Jackson, the Louisiana man who went missing on the Payette River in Idaho, has been recovered Sunday.

Jackson, 21, was located by a volunteer Sunday afternoon about two miles downstream in the Payette River.


The week-long search included volunteers and first responders.

Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder said the search for Jackson’s body was complicated by high water flow and dangerous conditions on the Payette River, reports KIVITV.

Jackson went missing on Saturday, June 11, after a witness reported seeing him fall from a tube, going underwater and not resurfacing on the Payette River in Emmett, Idaho, according to the Gem County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Sheriff Wunder said. “We are grateful to all of the emergency responders and volunteers who made this recovery possible.”

Geo quick facts: Gem County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,719. The county seat and largest city is Emmett. Gem County is part of the Boise, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gem County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel – Wikipedia.

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