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On July 1st Howard Wymper , 73, fell out of his raft while rafting the Yellowstone River in Montana. According to a newspaper article in the Billings Gazette forwarded by Kris Gagnon, the accident occurred in Yankee Jim Canyon at Sphinx Rapid. Mr. Wymper's son and 6 year old granddaughter made it to shore, but he did not. His body was found floating face down some distance downstream. Sheriff's deputies performed CPR for 40 minutes without success.