Everette Jackson

Everette Jackson

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After more than a week of searching, the body of 21-year-old Everette Jackson was recovered Sunday afternoon downstream from where he reportedly disappeared over a week before.

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the recovery in a release Sunday.

“Jackson, a 21-year-old visitor from Raceland, Louisiana, went missing on Saturday, June 11, 2022, after a witness reported seeing Jackson fall from a tube, go underwater and not resurface near the Gem County Island Sports Complex in Emmett, Idaho.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder said. “We are grateful to all of the emergency responders and volunteers who made this recovery possible.”

On Sunday afternoon, a volunteer located the body approximately two miles downstream in the Payette River from the location where Jackson was last seen. Everette Jackson was identified as the deceased by family. Sheriff Wunder reported, “the week-long search included first responders and volunteers and was complicated by high water flow and dangerous river conditions.”

Conditions remain unsuitable for floating at this time.