ELMORE COUNTY - Two Mountain Home men drowned in the Snake River Sunday afternoon after they leapt into the fast-moving water to help a young boy who had fallen in.

According to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, the eight-year-old boy was fishing with his family near the Loveridge Bridge on Highway 51 when he fell into the water.

Jose Jorge Barroso-Alfaro, 37, and Martin Barroso-Alfaro, 35, the child's father and uncle, jumped in to save him. A bystander, 23-year-old Michael Feldmeier of Mountain Home, also jumped into the water and was able to pull the boy to safety.

But witnesses say the boy's father and uncle were pulled under the water before anyone could reach them.

Marine deputies from Elmore County and Owyhee County searched the banks of the river for the men, while the Ada County Dive Team conducted an underwater search. Members of the dive team found the men in the water, but were not able to resuscitate them. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

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