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Helena woman identified as kayaker who drowned on Missouri River

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Brandy Lee Pavitt of Helena has been identified as the woman who died in the Missouri River over the weekend.

Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said the 35-year old woman's identity was confirmed by the county coroner.

Pavitt was reported missing Saturday after her kayak overturned in the Missouri River.

Undersheriff Jason Grimmis said they received the call at around 3:15 p.m.

He said a couple was out recreating when the woman's kayak overturned a quarter mile up from the Wolf Creek Bridge toward Holter Dam.

Her boyfriend began searching for her and then called 911.

Her boat and life jacket were found late Saturday.

Search efforts were halted overnight due to darkness and thunderstorms in the area.

The search resumed at 7 a.m. on Sunday and her body was found late Sunday morning.

Her body was found by a fisherman about three miles downstream from where she was reported missing.


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