Mother and Baby Rescued after Falling Into Snake River
TWIN FALLS, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) UPDATE (8:10 p.m.): According to Jerome County officials, a woman and her child were rescued from the Snake River after being swept a quarter mile downstream.
Officials say a husband, wife and two children were recreating along the river and decided to tie rafts off of a bridge downstream from Auger Falls. According to Jerome County Sheriff's Office Lt. Daniel Kennedy, a gust of wind tipped over the raft that the mom and toddler were on. First responders say the mother and baby are doing fine.
Law enforcement officials want to caution community members to be careful around the river this time of year, as water levels will continue to rise in the coming weeks. Jerome and Twin Falls Sheriffs, Twin Falls City, and Magic Valley Paramedics all responded to the scene.