Search for Averin Scott

Teton County Search and Rescue volunteers use a jet boat to navigate flotillas of Fourth of July revelers Thursday while searching the Snake River for missing 21-year-old man Averin Scott, who was last seen along the river near Horse Creek on Wednesday night.

After finding no clues, Teton County Search and Rescue stopped combing the Snake River on Sunday, winding down its search for a 21-year-old man reported missing since Wednesday night.

Rescuers started looking for Averin Scott on Thursday, the busy Fourth of July holiday, when his disappearance was first reported.

“There’s been no clues,” said Cody Lockhart, chief advisor for Teton County Search and Rescue. “We need something to go on ... and we just haven’t gotten that.”

Lincoln County agencies had joined the search on their stretch of the Snake River, but Lockhart said Sunday that search operations were ramping down.

Scott was last seen around midnight Wednesday near the edge of the river near the Snake River KOA and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Scott’s shoe was found near the river while his keys and phone were at his house, officials said.

Scott, of northern Arizona, is living in Teton County for the summer. Scott’s family has been working with law enforcement to try to locate their loved one.

He was last seen wearing a black and gray jacket and black pants. He’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and has long black hair.

If you have any information about Scott’s whereabouts, or if you see him, you’re asked to call police or dispatch at 733-2331.

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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