Sergeant Jason Roberts, Canyon County, Idaho, Sheriff’s Deputy, and Ray Portwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, conduct a search after a boat with five hunters capsized on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS
Sergeant Jason Roberts, Canyon County, Idaho, Sheriff’s Deputy, and Ray Portwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, conduct a search after a boat with five hunters capsized on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS

Refuge Law Enforcement Partners with Local Law Enforcement to Conduct Successful Search and Rescue

Ray Portwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, examines a capsized boat on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS
Ray Portwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, examines a capsized boat on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS
Five waterfowl hunters were rescued after their boat capsized on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS
Five waterfowl hunters were rescued after their boat capsized on the Snake River on Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Charlie Quitugua/USFWS

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