April 22, 1997 in Idaho

Canoeist Missing, Presumed Drowned

From Staff And Wire Reports

A Clarkston, Wash., man is missing and presumed drowned after a canoe he and a brother were riding in capsized in the Clearwater River.

Solomon Kampf, 26, last was seen by witnesses Saturday afternoon about 5 feet from the north shore of the river near Myrtle Beach east of Lewiston, the Nez Perce County sheriff’s office said.

He apparently was swept downstream along with the canoe.

Kampf’s 15-year-old brother, Nicholas, made it to shore along with a family dog.

Authorities first were notified everyone apparently had made it safely to shore. Upon further investigation, however, it was determined Solomon Kampf was missing and a search was mounted Saturday night.

The river is swollen with water from melting snow, and its temperature was listed at 41 degrees Sunday afternoon. xxxx

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