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    1 dead in boating accident north of Helena
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    1 dead in boating accident north of Helena

    August 21, 2019


    authorities say it’s likely weather played a role in a deadly boating accident Sunday in Lewis and Clark County one person is dead and five others were taken to the hospital after two boats capsized on upper holter Lake the Sheriff’s Office believes the small fishing boats were traveling close together when they capsized Lewis and Clark search and rescue the sheriff’s water in emergency team and other emergency crews responded the body of one male victim was recovered and five other people were rescued and taken to Saint Peter’s health and Helena those five people are in stable condition deputies say wind and blowing snow made conditions extremely difficult Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will continue to investigate the incident but again authorities say it’s likely weather played a role the conditions were obviously not the choice for anybody either recreation or even to do what we do professionally trying to do a rescue authorities say there was also another boat nearby that was stranded against the rocks rescue crews were able to reach that boat and bring the people to safety

    Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident
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    Authorities ID man who died Sunday in Upper Holter boating accident

    August 13, 2019


    loose in Clark County authorities have released the name of a man killed yesterday when two boats capsized on upper holter Lake Sheriff Coroner Leo Dutton identified the man as 63 year old Craig bristle of Pacific Missouri Dutton said bristle was not wearing a life jacket three boats had left on an outfitted fishing trip Dunn said one of the boats began to take on water another turned back to assist when they tried to bring the passengers from that boat on board the second boat also capsized five other people were rescued and taken to the hospital Dutton said they were treated and released the investigation is still ongoing but all indications are that the weather caused the accident