Woman Dies, Son Missing in Yellowstone River Boating Accident

Five people were in the capsized drift boat near Livingston

By Associated Press

Gallatin County sheriff’s officials say a sheriff’s captain’s wife has died and his son is still missing after a boating accident in the Yellowstone River.

Sheriff’s officials said in a statement Saturday that Jim Anderson’s wife Angie died in Friday evening’s accident and that searchers are looking for their teenage son, James.

The statement says that Jim Anderson and his daughter were able to make it to shore safely.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin says that sheriff’s officials will help and support Anderson’s family.

Park County Clay Herbst previously said that searchers were looking for a missing teenager in the river from Mayor’s Landing in Livingston to the Sheep Mountain Fishing Access Site. The river has been closed in that area.

Herbst also said that five people were in the capsized drift boat. The reason for the disparity was not immediately clear.

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