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Granite County Sheriff's Office: Rescuers recover the body of a Montana man
by Laurel Staples, NBCMontana.com
Monday, June 18th 2018
Missoula, Mont. — According to the Granite County Sheriff's Office rescuers recovered the body of a Montana man about 4 miles downstream of a reported overturned raft.
The name is the man is currently being withheld pending family notification.
Authorities were dispatched to the lower Rock Creek area at 4:37 Sunday afternoon for a report of a capsized raft on a log jam.
One person was reported to make it to safety when the raft capsized. Another man was reported to not come out from the capsized raft. The unidentified man was wearing a life jacket when the incident occurred.
Granite County Deputies, search and rescue crews, Life Flight and the Missoula Swift Water Rescue responded to the incident.
Waters in Western Montana continue to be very high, swift and cold and the Granite County Sheriff's Office would like to send a reminder to all rafters using rivers and streams to use extreme caution.