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Body of missing Austin man found in Idaho

 CASCADE, Idaho (FOX 47) -- The body of a 43-year-old Austin man who went missing near the Payette River in Idaho May 2 has been recovered.

The Idaho Statesman newspaper reports the Boise County Coroner's Office identified Dean Eric Christianson through dental records.

His body was found about three miles downstream from where he was last seen along the Payette River. According to the Boise County Coroner's Office, Christianson drowned.

Christianson flew to Cascade, Idaho, on April 23 to help a friend move back to Austin. The two of them went for a hike when Christianson went down the Payette River to fill a water bottle.   

His friend checked on him but couldn't find him.

He flagged down authorities who organized a search party.

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