Vale youth drowns in Payette River

Multiple police and emergency services agencies, including the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, responded to a drowning incident Sunday afternoon near New Plymouth.

NEW PLYMOUTH – A 3-year-old Vale boy drowned in the Payette River Sunday afternoon, the Payette County Sheriff’s Office said.

Lt. Andy Creech of the Payette County Sheriff’s Office said Jax Hale was playing in the water with his family . . .

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