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Searchers recover final body from Bighorn Lake

Posted at 11:33 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:53-04

FORT SMITH- Searchers have recovered and identified the third and final body from a boating accident a week ago in Bighorn Lake.

The body of Christian Scoville, 35 of Billings, was recovered late Friday, according to a new release from the National Park Service, though no exact time was given.

Potable divers used an underwater remote operated vehicle to recover the body, which was then turned over to Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis.

The lake had closed for the search but will now reopen completely, according to the National Park Service. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The body of 36-year-old Nathan Kelley was recovered Wednesday. A Billings woman, Tammy Scoville, was found dead at the scene Aug. 11.

Another man, Robert Ludwich, was found alive at the scene and taken to a Billings hospital.

See also: Body of missing boater in Bighorn Lake recovered, 1 remains missing