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Fishing Accident Victim Identified

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Date: July 22, 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 22, 2013                13-057   

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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Fishing Accident Victim Identified

A 73-year-old man who died July 17 in Yellowstone National Park after losing his footing while fishing has been identified as Ernest Trim of Ennis, Montana.
 
Trim 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 Trim ashore and initiated CPR. Park rangers and medical staff were notified and responded but were unable to revive him.

The accident remains under investigation.

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