Body of missing Missoula County boater found

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 13:40:55-04

The body of the 70-year-old man who disappeared last week on the Clark Fork River was found on Friday.

Members of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office dive team and Missoula County Search and Rescue were checking the water on Thursday and Friday for any trace of the missing boater, who was identified as David Hall.

Hall’s boat overturned downstream from Clinton on June 9. His companion made it safely to shore.

The MCSO reported that Hall’s body was located about two miles downstream from the incident.

High water, log jam debris, and poor visibility forced the search to be suspended last Sunday.

Water levels dropped, however, and searchers were able to check the river by boat on Friday.

(June 10, 2018)  There is still no sign of the man who went missing on Saturday afternoon in the Clark Fork River east of Missoula.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said the 70-year-old man went missing around 2 p.m. in a stretch of the river between Clinton and Turah.

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

Deputies along with members of Missoula County Search and Rescue are involved in the search, which resumed on Sunday morning.

The MCSO said it’s not safe at this time for divers to enter the water as the water is still dangerous due to flooding.

The identity of the man has not been released.

We will update you with any new information

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