Local man missing after boating accident
On May 22 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boating accident that occurred near Demons Drop Rapids, upstream of Pine Bar Recreation Area, on the Salmon River near Cottonwood.
The reporting party advised the Sheriff’s Office that David Andrew Spencer, 31, was unaccounted for after the accident. David was last seen wearing all black clothing. David was not wearing a personal floatation device at the time of the accident.
At of Tuesday, David is still unaccounted for. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Cottonwood PD, & Life Flight, family, & volunteers conducted an initial search of the area Saturday and did not find David.
On Sunday, May 23rd, Idaho County Sheriff, Cottonwood Police Dept, Idaho County Sheriff’s Posse, Idaho Fish & Game, Grangeville Mountain Rescue Unit, multiple volunteers with Jet Boats, & a volunteer with a small aircraft were to conduct a visual search of the area by foot, water, & air in hopes of finding Spencer. Apparently the search still continues.
If you have contact with Spencer, or more information that will be beneficial to the search efforts, please do not hesitate to call the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 208-983-1100 ext. 0, or 911.
Spencer is married with 7 children, lives just East of Cottonwood and owns Uhlenkott Pump Service with his wife Danielle.