Missing man found dead in pond at work site

PARMA — The body of a Fruitland man who had been reported missing on Friday by family and friends was found Saturday at a work site.

According to a news release from Payette County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call at 9:39 a.m. Saturday morning regarding a reference check on Jeremy Eggers, 42.

Eggers was reportedly moving dirt on the property with a skidsteer, and first responders found his body along with the equipment in a pond near the area he was performing work at 3705 Elmore Road in Parma.

The Ada County Dive Team aided in the recovery.

It was not reported whether Eggers was performing work for a private individual or a company, however, Payette County Sheriff’s Office and OSHA are investigating the incident.

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