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Montana Angler Dies In Yellowstone River

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Date: July 18, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2013              13-056   

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Montana Angler Dies In Yellowstone River

A 73-year-old man from southwest Montana died Wednesday in Yellowstone National Park after losing his footing while fishing.
 
The man was fishing in the Yellowstone River near the Nez Perce picnic ground in the Mud Volcano area when witnesses say he lost his footing in chest-deep water while attempting to cross the river and was carried approximately 200 yards downstream in the swift current.

Another visitor ran downstream and pulled the unconscious man ashore and initiated CPR. Park rangers and medical staff were notified and responded but were unable to revive the victim.

The cause of death remains under investigation, and his name is being withheld pending completion of notification of family members.

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