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One Dead in Rafting Accident in Western Montana

A raft with two people capsized on a log jam on lower Rock Creek

PHILIPSBURG — A rafting accident in western Montana has claimed the life of a man.

The Granite County Sheriff’s Office says it was notified about 4:30 p.m. Sunday of a raft with two people that capsized on a log jam on lower Rock Creek.

One person made it to safety, but another man who was wearing a life jacket did not.

Searchers found the man’s body about 4 miles downstream from where the accident occurred.

The name of the victim has not been released.