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Body of a man recovered from river in Missoula

MSO Clark Fork Body Recovery
Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 13:20:21-04

MISSOULA — Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott says the man has been identified as 73-year-old Missoula resident Patrick J. Wavering.

An investigation into the cause and manner of the death is underway.



(1st REPORT, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021) The body of a man was recovered from the Clark Fork River near Missoula on Thursday.

The report of a body in the river in the vicinity of Tower Street came in just after 11 a.m., according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

Missoula County Search and Rescue and the Missoula Rural Fire District responded to the scene and the body was recovered around 2:30 p.m.

The identity of the person has not yet been determined.

No other details have been released at this point, and the investigation into the incident continues.