Man still missing after failing to return from fishing trip

A friend is speaking out after 54-year-old Randy French disappeared during a fishing trip near Riggins.

BOISE - Friends of a Boise man who went on a fishing trip last week and has not returned home are concerned about his well-being and hope he is found or heard from soon.

Randy French went salmon fishing in the Riggins area and was planning on sleeping in his Maroon 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Authorities say his cell phone was pinged from a nearby cell tower at 5 a.m. on June 30. It shows that he was headed northwest.

Idaho County officials say French was last seen in the Salmon Rapids Lodge parking lot Thursday night. They say he was making plans to go fishing on Friday but was gone that next morning before the arranged trip. It was reported that French seemed confused and disoriented and could be suffering from a health issue at the time.

Idaho County officials are asking for the public's help as they continue an active search in fishing spots around the area.

Randy French is 54 years old, 6-foot-1 with graying hair, a trimmed beard, and brown eyes. French was driving a Maroon 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup with specialty Salmon Idaho license plate 9435D.

If you see French or his vehicle please contact the Idaho County Sheriff's Office at (208) 983-1100.

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