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Jul 13, 2013 1:37 AM by Q2 News

Stillwater River claims two lives Friday, a Billings toddler and man

UPDATE: STILLWATER COUNTY - Stillwater County officials confirm two Billings people died in two separate incidents on the Stillwater River Friday.

The first call call came in at 2:20 p.m.

Stillwater County Sheriff Cliff Brophy tells Q2 a one and a half year-old girl drown, after she fell into a channel approximately two miles south of Columbus and was swept away.

Two teenagers found the girl downstream and other boaters in the area transported her further downstream to Columbus, meeting emergency crews, who then transported her to Stillwater Billings Clinic Hospital. All attempts to resuscitate the toddler were unsuccessful.

A second call came into the Stillwater County Sheriff's office 40 minutes later at 2:58 p.m.

In that incident three adult men were out rafting and fishing approximately five to seven miles south of Columbus when a 41 year-old Billings man fell into the water and drown.

His friends attempts to rescue him were also unsuccessful.


STILLWATER COUNTY — (10:36 p.m.) Stillwater County officials confirm two people died in two separate incidents on the Stillwater River Friday.

The first call call came in at 2:20 p.m.

Stillwater County Sheriff Cliff Brophy tells Q2 a one and a half year-old girl drown, after she fell into a channel approximately two to three miles south of Columbus and was swept away.

Two teenagers found the girl downstream and other boaters in the area transported her further downstream to Columbus, meeting emergency crews, who then transported her to Stillwater Billings Clinic Hospital. All attempts to resuscitate the toddler were unsuccessful.

A second call came into the Stillwater County Sheriff's office 40 minutes later at 2:58 p.m.

In that incident three adult men were out boating and fishing approximately five to seven miles south of Columbus when a 41 year-old Billings man fell into the water and drown.

His friends attempts to rescue him were also unsuccessful.

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