DRIGGS, Idaho — On Saturday, Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue volunteers responded to two separate incidents of individuals who became stranded while floating the Teton River.
The first call came in around 2 p.m. for a party of two who became stranded on an island while floating on a popular stretch of the river. As the team prepped to assist them, a passing raft was able to rescue them.
The second call occurred around 11 p.m. This time, the team was called out to assist a party of four who had similarly suffered a mishap and were stranded on an island in the Teton.
Eleven team members responded and using a jet boat, they were able to transport the group from their shuttle before midnight.
“Both of these incidents serve as good reminders that the Teton River is still flowing fast and strong, and the weather is unpredictable, so spare clothing, a PFD and a backup plan are all important items to pack for your float,” said Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue.