Young Brothers Drown in Lake County Canal

By Beacon Staff

POLSON – The Lake County sheriff’s office says two brothers died when a young boy fell into a canal and his older brother jumped in to try to save him.

Lt. Mike Sergant says 8-year-old Dennis Beauchamp and 15-year-old Harry Beauchamp were from Wolf Point and were camping in an area southeast of St. Ignatius when the accident happened Saturday evening.

Sergant says Dennis was taking photographs when he fell into the canal near St. Mary’s Lake Road. Harry jumped in to save his brother, but he was also pulled under.

Sergant says the boys’ bodies were recovered Saturday night.