Rafter’s Body Recovered Near Alpine
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 13, 2017
The body of a rafter missing in northwest Wyoming since the Fourth of July has been recovered.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 21-year-old Oliver Woodward was found Wednesday by a kayaker on the Snake River near Alpine in neighboring Lincoln County. Lincoln County Deputy Coroner Maryanne Christensen says Woodward’s death was due to accidental drowning. Dental records helped Christensen positively identify Woodward just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Woodward, a Georgia resident who was living in Jackson for the summer, was rafting with friends when he fell from the boat and disappeared, according to police. He wasn’t wearing a life jacket.