On May 22, 2021 at approximately 1135 hrs, 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 years old, 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 this time, David is still unaccounted for. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Cottonwood PD, & Life Flight, family, & volunteers conducted an initial search of the area today and did not find David.
Tomorrow, May 23rd, Idaho County Sheriff, Cottonwood Police, Idaho County Sheriff’s Posse, Idaho Fish & Game, Grangeville Mountain Rescue Unit, multiple volunteers with Jet Boats, & a volunteer with a small aircraft will be conducting a visual search of the area by foot, water, & air in hopes of finding David.
If you have contact with David, 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