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Authorities investigating possible drowning death near Deer Lodge

Posted at 8:32 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 22:32:57-04

DEER LODGE – Law enforcement in Deer Lodge is investigating a possible drowning death that occurred Tuesday evening.

Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said a 49-year-old Deer Lodge man died while swimming at Rock Creek Lake just west of town about 5:30 p.m.

Investigators are waiting for the coroner’s report and haven’t released the identity of the victim as of Wednesday, pending notification of family.