Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident

Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident


IN LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY… … AUTHORITIES SAID SUNDAY ONE
PERSON WAS DEAD AND FIVE OTHERS
TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER TWO
BOATS CAPSIZED ON HOLTER LAKE
YESTERDAY MORNING. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE BELIEVES
THE SMALL FISHING BOATS WERE
TRAVELING CLOSE TOGETHER WHEN
THEY CAPSIZED. THE BODY OF ONE MALE VICTIM WAS
RECOVERED. FIVE OTHER PEOPLE WERE RESCUED
AND TAKEN TO SAINT PETER’S
HEALTH IN HELENA. THEY WERE IN STABLE CONDITION AS
OF LAST NIGHT. DEPUTIES SAY WIND AND BLOWING
SNOW MADE CONDITIONS EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT. MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS
WILL STILL BE INVESTIGATING THE
INCIDENT. BUT AUTHORITIES SAY IT’S LIKELY
WEATHER PLAYED A ROLE. ###
{“THE CONDITIONS WERE OBVIOUSLY
NOT THE CHOICE FOR ANYBODY,
EITHER RECREATING OR EVEN TO DO
WHAT WE DO PROFESSIONALLY,
TRYING TO DO A RESCUE.} AUTHORITIES SAY THERE WAS ALSO
ANOTHER BOAT NEARBY THAT WAS
STRANDED AGAINST THE ROCKS. RESCUE CREWS WERE ABLE TO REACH
THAT BOAT AND BRING THE PEOPLE

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