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Man dies while kayaking south of Red Lodge

Posted at 9:09 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 11:09:07-04

A man has died while kayaking on Rock Creek in Carbon County.

According to Red Lodge Fire Chief Tom Koontz, the man was an experienced kayaker around the age of 65.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

According to Koontz, the man was kayaking about 10 miles south of Red Lodge when he experienced some trouble and his kayak over- turned.

The man was stuck under the kayak for more than ten minutes, and that is where he is believed to have drowned.

He then traveled down the river until getting caught on a tree submerged in the river.

About 25 rescuers responded from Red Lodge Fire Rescue to recover the man’s body, along with assistance from the sheriff’s department and experienced kayakers. 

We will update you if we get more information.

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