Robert Desmarais, of Hauser, Idaho drowned after falling out of an inflatable kayak on the Owyhee River Monday, May 23, 2011.

Hauser was paddling an inflatable kayak with one other person through Upset Rapids. Both fell out of the kayak. Hauser did not surface for 15 minutes. CPR was started immediatly and an ambulance called. Hauser was a participant on a commercial river trip. 

The Owyhee River was running at about 4,400 CFS in the area of the accident.

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