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Western New York native drowns in Idaho

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 14:07:59-04

An Elma native who was a star athlete at Iroquois High School drowned Tuesday in Idaho.

The Post Register reports Alexander Razzolini, 28, was rafting in the Snake River when he swam after a loose raft and never returned.

Police later found his body about a half-mile downstream. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Razzolini was a 2006 graduate of Iroquois High School, where he was also the captain of the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams.

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Razzolini most recently lived in Jackson, Wyoming and worked as director of facilities at Teton Valley Ranch, a camp that offers outdoor activities such as horseback riding and backpacking for children 11 and older.

He was a "truly honorable and extraordinary man," the camp's executive director, Matty Cook, told the Post Register. "He was the guy who would ride the toughest horse, but he would also be the guy to comfort the sad and homesick kid."