Officials search southeast Montana river for drowning victim

August 10, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials continue to search the Tongue River in southeastern Montana for a reported drowning victim.

Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton tells The Billings Gazette the man, who was in his early 40s, was swimming with family Wednesday afternoon near Birney when “he didn’t come back up.” Allen says the man is from the area, but he did not release his name.

Fulton says 20 people with boats and an airplane, along with a diver, searched on Thursday. He says they’ve requested a search dog to help the recovery efforts on Friday.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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