UPDATE: Officials have identified the man involved in the Fourth of July drowning in Idaho Falls.
Officials say 27-year-old Lloyd N. Westbrook II drowned when he attempted to swim to Keefer’s Island in the Snake River around 9:30 Thursday night.
Crews from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Bonneville County Search and Rescue, Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to the scene and attempted to locate Westbrook.
Searchers found his body shortly after 1:00 Friday morning.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Fourth of July ended in tragedy in Idaho Falls after a man died attempting to swim in the Snake River.
Deputies with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office say the man jumped into the river and tried to swim to Keefer's Island around 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Officials delayed the start of the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration as search and rescue teams combed the river for the man.
The fireworks eventually started around 11 p.m.
His body was found around 1:15 Friday morning and his identity has not yet been released.
PREVIOUS STORY: Idaho Falls Police say they are searching for a missing person who may have been swimming in the Snake River.
Officers say three people were swimming in the river just after 9:00 p.m., Thursday, when one of the three did not make it back to shore.
The missing person has been described as a black male about 25 years old. He was last seen wearing a green shirt with suspenders. Detectives are interviewing witnesses who say he may have been drinking at the time he went into the river.
Search and Rescue is commanding the search for this missing person. They have at least two groups combing the banks of the river for the individual as well as four divers in the water.
The fireworks show as part of the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration has been delayed as a result of this emergency situation.
Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot is even monitoring the situation and its impact on the show.
KPVI News Six has a crew at the scene. Stay tuned on KPVI.COM for the very latest.