Missing Rafter Found Dead in Yellowstone River

The man's body was located along the river bank near the north end of Yankee Jim Canyon, north of Yellowstone National Park

By Associated Press

LIVINGSTON –  Officials in southern Montana say a rafter who was reported missing on the Yellowstone River has been found dead.

Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says the man’s body was located at about 10:30 a.m. Friday along the river bank near the north end of Yankee Jim Canyon, north of Yellowstone National Park.

The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday from people who saw an apparently unconscious man floating in the river.

Officers later learned three people had launched a raft at a fishing access about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the park and the raft flipped. The missing man was last seen floating away.

Hamilton was withholding the man’s name until family members could be notified.

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