Oliver Woodward Search Update

Press Release


Update for Woodward search 7/6/2017, 5:30pm

On Thursday July 6, 2017 efforts were continued in the search for missing 21 year old Oliver Woodward.  With assistance from multiple agencies the search area was slightly expanded to include more land combers and an underwater sonar.  At the time of this release Mr. Woodward is still missing with no additional information to add.

At the completion of today’s search, efforts will be scaled back.  Missing Person Flyers will continue to be handed out and local fishing, boating and other frequent users of the waterway will be asked to be diligent in their observations.

It is with a heavy heart that we move to the next stage of this event.  Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Oliver Woodward.

Sgt. Lloyd Funk

Teton County Sheriff’s Office 180 South King Street P.O. Box 1885 Jackson, WY 83001 307.733.4052 www.tetonsheriff.org


Press Release from 7/5/2017

On, Tuesday July 4, 2017 at 7:46pm the Teton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of two missing persons that had been rafting on the Snake River south of Hoback Junction.  The missing persons were ejected from the raft when it went through rapids known as “Kings Wave”.  The party consisted of 6 persons (4 males and 2 females).

While officers were responding, one of the subjects was located and found to be in good health.  A multi agency search was coordinated and sent to the area to continue the search for the sole missing party, identified as Oliver Woodward, 21 years old.  The search continued until 10:40pm at which time it was suspended due to darkness.

On, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8:00am search efforts were resumed.  Resources include: several watercraft, shore combers and scent dogs.  At the time of this release, July 5, 4:00pm, Mr. Woodward has not been located.  Search efforts are expected to continue for a couple more hours and if unsuccessful will again resume on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

At this time foul play is not suspected.

More information may be released as it is obtained.

Sgt. Lloyd Funk

Teton County Sheriffs Office180 South King Street P.O. Box 1885 Jackson, WY 83001 307.733.4052 www.tetonsheriff.org