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UPDATE: Alleged swimmer found safe

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Karl Noah with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office confirms with KIDK Eyewitness News 3 and Local News 8 that the individual has been located and is safe.

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UPDATE 5:26 p.m.: The Idaho Falls Fire Department has not been able to locate the individual.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office placed another boat in the water and will continue the search.


ORIGINAL: Idaho Falls Police are looking for a man who was seen swimming in the Snake River between the Broadway and John’s Hole Bridges.

Beginning at around 4:30 p.m., a Bonneville County rescue boat was called to try to find and identify the swimmer. Officers were searching banks of the river, while the rescue boat patrolled with a paramedic.  

The swimmer was said to be wearing blue jeans and a light blue t-shirt when he went into the water.

A bystander said he saw a person get out of the water on the Temple side of the river.

Law enforcement is working on finding the identity of the swimmer.

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