Contact Us

Idaho Man Drowns Surfing in Canal

Benito Baeza

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 25-year-old man using a makeshift surfboard made of plywood attached by a rope to a diversion dam in southwest Idaho appears to have drowned when his foot tangled in the rope.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says the man remained submerged for about 10 to 15 minutes Monday evening in the New York Canal in southern Ada County.

Authorities say a passer-by pulled him to shore. Emergency responders called just before 6:30 p.m. attempted to revive the man but failed.

He was pronounced dead at an area hospital. His name hasn’t been released.

Officials say the water is about 20 to 25 feet deep in the area.

The sheriff’s office says canals are private property and canal companies don’t permit swimming or playing in them.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!