Kayaker's body recovered in south-central Idaho



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RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — The body of a kayaker has been recovered from the Snake River below Minidoka Dam in south-central Idaho.

Authorities tell The Times-News (http://bit.ly/1pgNdlT) that rescue workers on Sunday recovered the body of 56-year-old Steven Andrew of Rupert.

Cassia County Undersheriff George Warrell says authorities received a report at 3:45 p.m. of a kayaker in distress.

Swift water and rocks prevented a rescue boat from approaching.

Rescue workers reached Andrew at about 5:45 p.m. by wading from rock to rock.

Warrell says Andrew was wearing a life vest and was carrying fishing poles. It's not clear what happened.

An autopsy is planned.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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