The Latest: Woman dies, son missing in boating accident
Jul. 28, 2018
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a teen missing in the Yellowstone River (all times local):
Gallatin County sheriff's officials say a sheriff's captain's wife has died and his son is still missing after a boating accident in the Yellowstone River.
Sheriff's officials said in a statement Saturday that Jim Anderson's wife Angie died in Friday evening's accident and that searchers are looking for their teenage son, James.
The statement says that Jim Anderson and his daughter were able to make it to shore safely.
Sheriff Brian Gootkin says that sheriff's officials will help and support Anderson's family.
Park County Clay Herbst previously said that searchers were looking for a missing teenager in the river from Mayor's Landing in Livingston to the Sheep Mountain Fishing Access Site. The river has been closed in that area.
Herbst also said that five people were in the capsized drift boat. The reason for the disparity was not immediately clear.
Park County authorities say a teenage boy is missing after a drift boat with five people aboard capsized in the Yellowstone River.
Undersheriff Clay Herbst said in a statement early Saturday that a portion of the river has been closed from Mayor's Landing in Livingston to the Sheep Mountain Fishing Access site so that rescue teams can search without interference.
Herbst says dispatchers received a call of the capsized boat Friday evening. The five people on board were not identified and there was no immediate word on the conditions of the four who were found.
The boy is reported to have red hair and is wearing a blue shirt and swimming trunks.
Search and rescue teams from three counties are searching the area by boat, on the ground and with search dogs.