Evening float down the river ends with water rescue

Evening float down the river ends with water rescue

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - What started as an evening float down the Boise River ended with a water rescue.

The Boise Fire Dive Rescue Team was called out to the Parkcenter bridge around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Crews say a floater lost his tube, and couldn't get to shore. Instead, he swam to a small platform underneath the bridge where he was stranded.

Dive Rescue Team members waded out into the water to reach the man and bring him back to shore.

The fire department says he wasn't hurt, just very cold. Crews estimate the water temperature is somewhere between 50 and 55 degrees.

Rescue crews say the man wasn't able to walk out of the water because he wasn't wearing shoes. They recommend wearing shoes when floating the river to give yourself better traction.