Jul 17, 2012 9:31 AM by Heath Heggem - MTN News

Father and 6-year-old son drown in Montana

GREAT FALLS - A father and son drowned north of Great Falls near the town of Valier on Sunday.

According to Ed Erickson from the Pondera County Coroner's office, Zackary and Arnold Waldner were fishing in an irrigation canal on the Birch Creek Colony.

Zachary, 6, fell into the canal and his father jumped in to try and save his son.

Erickson says no other adults were present at the time of the incident.

The accident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The bodies were recovered at around 9 a.m. on Monday


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