Twelve days after he disappeared, employees of Cascade Raft and Kayak spotted Beau on an island in the middle of the Payette River, about five miles from Horseshoe Bend. Valles Clinger said the news of his rescue brought a wave of relief.
“I don’t think I’ve ever cried of happiness before, but I did twice that day,” Clinger said.
He had lost 16 pounds, and had road rash as well as a fractured joint in his ankle, requiring a tricky surgical procedure.
“It was kind of a complicated surgery where they have to take bone from other parts of his body and put it in that same spot where they were going to fuse it,” Valles Clinger said. Read more…