Missing hunters vehicle is being removed from Selway River

Posted at 1:17 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 15:17:45-04

Progress is being made in removing a vehicle from the Selway River that crashed into the raging river Monday, leaving four of the six hunters missing.

Idaho County Sheriff Mike Giddings confirmed that the vehicle was reached by raft and a hook was attached to the vehicle.

The next step is to bring in heavy equipment to pull the vehicle from the river.

Giddings said he is unsure if that will happen today,  but should happen in the near future.

The 4 occupants went missing after their SUV crashed into the river Monday morning, about 50 miles west of Darby.

Two of the men made it safely to shore.

Authorities say that four men and two outfitters were bear hunting.  We are told the men are not from Montana.