MISSOULA — Police in Missoula have found a 31-year-old woman who was reported missing after going on a nighttime float on the Clark Fork River during a follow-up check at her residence. She was unharmed.
Office Jim Klawitter tells KGVO-AM that Kate Baker told some friends at about 3 a.m. Wednesday that she was going to float the river from a spot behind a grocery store to Brennan’s Wave, a whitewater park in downtown Missoula.
Klawitter says the woman’s friends lost sight of her. They looked at Brennan’s Wave and searched the riverbanks before reporting her missing shortly before 5 a.m.
Several agencies had boats in the water and Klawitter says police had checked her residence. Officers located her at about 11:15 a.m.
It was unclear why Baker couldn’t be located earlier.
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