The Gem County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) announced Sunday in a press release that a volunteer located Jackson’s body approximately two miles downstream from where he was last seen on the Payette River.
Jackson was then identified by his family, who flew in from Louisiana to help with the search, the sheriff’s office said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder said.
“We are grateful to all of the emergency responders and volunteers who made this recovery possible.”
Jackson went missing on Saturday, June 11, after a witness reported seeing him fall from a tube, going underwater and not resurfacing on the Payette River in Emmett, Idaho.
In a social media post late Sunday, LSU-E Athletics said the school had been made aware of the recovery of Jackson’s body.
“It is with great sadness that we have learned that the body of Everette Jackson has been found. We will share funeral arrangements after he returns home and they are made available, “the tweet said.
“Please keep Everette’s family and loved ones in your prayers in the coming days and weeks.”