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Identity of body pulled from Snake River released

UPDATE 8/15/19 12:55 p.m. The adult male found in the Snake River has been identified as 51-year-old Michael Lawrence Meissner.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.

A correction has been released on the location where Meissner’s body was found. The location was the City Power Plant (140 S. Capital).

On Tuesday, the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office identified the body of a different man who was found in the Snake River near Blackfoot as 48-year-old Johnny Johnson of Pocatello. Johnson was reported missing around Aug. 1, and his body was discovered by a boater on Aug. 5.

Two other men recently drowned in separate incidents in the region. Fifty-three-year-old Bradley Miller of Pocatello drowned Sunday in the American Falls Reservoir and 23-year-old Dallon Hill of St. Anthony drowned Saturday in the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Fremont County.

Authorities say none of the deaths are connected.



The body of a man was pulled from the Snake River near the upper Idaho Falls Power Plant at 140 S. Capital at around 11:26 a.m. Wednesday.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said a fully clothed, white male was recovered from the river. Potential identification of the man was made, but has not been made public until he is formally identified and his family members notified.

The case remains under investigation.

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