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Search suspended for missing boater near Missoula - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Search suspended for missing boater near Missoula

Posted: Jun 11, 2018 10:46 PM Updated:

Authorities have temporarily suspended the search for a man who went missing in the Clark Fork River over the weekend.

According to Missoula County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Brenda Bassett, there are a few points of interest based on water activity that search and rescue crews plan to search again.

Bassett added, however, that the search cannot resume until levels drop and search members can safely return to the water.

The water is presenting many hazards because of its depth, speed, and the debris that has been moved during the recent flooding.

The 70-year-old man went missing around 2 p.m. on Saturday in a stretch of the river between Clinton and Turah.

Officials said two people were in a boat when it overturned. One person was swept underneath while the other individual made it to safety.

The identity of the man has not been released.

We will update you with any new information.

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