Miraculous rescue on Snake River saves a life, changes many

“Rachelle Ruffing and her family spent Friday, June 19 paddle boarding on the Snake River near Pillar Falls. The goal was to take a relaxing family trip since the Mountain Home family’s dog passed away the day before.

Ruffing and her family took the photo below together not realizing what was occurring in the background.

‘I looked over and the first thing that alerted me was I saw an empty kayak pop through the falls and start to sink,’ Ruffing said.