Kayakers missing in Kootenai River

Kootenai FallsAt approximately 7:58 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call of a missing person in the Kootenai River. It was reported that Jared Satterlund and Jessica Prado had been kayaking in the Kootenai River above Kootenai Falls when they started having problems.

Satterlund was attempting to assist Prado, who was in the water and reported that he had last seen Prado struggling in an eddy in the river when he lost sight of her.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and David Thompson Search and rescue responded to search for Prado. A cooler was found near the shore above Kootenai Falls and the damaged kayak and other property were
recovered below Kootenai Falls.

Two Bear Air Rescue were contacted and responded to assist with the search.

David Thompson Search and Rescue is continuing a ground and water search and will possibly receive additional assistance from Two Bear Air Rescue if weather permits.

The search is ongoing.