Body of Bigfork Man Missing in Flathead Lake Found

By Beacon Staff

POLSON – The body of a 70-year-old Bigfork-area man has been recovered from Flathead Lake.

Lake County officials say the body of Larry “Ty” Beardsley was located at a depth of 251 feet using side sonar equipment and recovered at 5 p.m. Tuesday by a team from Kuna, Idaho.

Beardsley had been missing since Friday evening, when he jumped into the lake from a boat.

His body has been taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.