MOOSE — A raft that was part of a scenic float trip on the Snake River overturned Friday in Grand Teton National Park. Three people drowned, and at least eight others were rescued, park officials said.
Park spokeswoman Joan Anzelmo said all three victims were adults, two women and a man. She declined to release the victims' names or hometowns, and didn't know whether they were related or were traveling as part of a group.
The float trip was guided by the Grand Teton Lodge Co., a park concessionaire, which reported the accident just after 11 a.m. When rescuers arrived, one of the victims was found submerged in a log jam and was unresponsive when recovered; attempts to revive the other two victims at the scene were unsuccessful.
Rescuers continued to search the river corridor Friday afternoon, but Anzelmo said it appeared everyone on raft had been accounted for.
Before Friday's accident, only three people had drowned in the past 56 years on the Snake inside the park's borders. Two were involved in boating accidents; the third was a fisherman who slipped and fell into the river.