Search for woman in river suspended due to weather

Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 17:09:23-04

The weather did not help Search and Rescue crews as they continued the search for the woman who went into the Missouri River on Monday.

Searchers had to pull the boats from the water on Wednesday due to high winds and stronger currents although some searchers continued to walk the shoreline.

Witnesses said they saw the woman near the caboose on the River’s Edge Trail before she was spotted in the water coming toward Black Eagle Dam by dam workers.

The dam workers said they tried to help the woman but the current was too strong and she went through the dam.

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards said that although they believe they know who the person is, they are not releasing her name until they have a positive identification.

Edwards is asking anyone who may see something in the water to call 911 immediately and to not enter the river.

(1st Report, Monday, 9:26 a.m.) Search and rescue personnel responded to a report of a person in the Missouri River on Monday morning.

Responding agencies include Great Falls Fire Rescue, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, and Great Falls Emergency Services.

The search activity is concentrated along the stretch of the river between the 15th Street Bridge and Black Eagle Dam, focused primarily near the dam.

At least one SAR boat is in the water, and emergency personnel can be seen walking along the top of the dam.

We have a reporter at the scene and will update you as we get more information.

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