Fish and Game fish trapper found dead in river

June 29, 2013 

ELK CITY — A seasonal Idaho Fish and Game employee died Friday while trapping Chinook salmon at the Crooked River fish trap.

Joshua T. Huju, 26, of Sioux City, Iowa, was found in the water at the fish trap by another fish and game employee. The co-worker pulled Huju from the water and administered CPR, but could not revive him.

“This is a heart-breaking tragedy and the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Fish and Game are with Josh’s family,” Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore said.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the cause of death. Elk City is located 50 miles east of Grangeville.

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