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Body recovered in Yellowstone River in Huntley

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 19:55:32-04

Yellowstone County sheriff's deputies recovered a body in the Yellowstone River at the Huntley Bridge on Highway 312 Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Mike Linder said in a news release that the body was an adult male and appeared to have been in the river for several days. No other identification was found.

A citizen reported seeing the body in the area and called dispatch just before noon.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday, and the investigation is ongoing, Linder said.

Here's the full news release:

This morning at 11:55 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the Yellowstone River at the Huntley Bridge on Hwy 312, for a report of a body floating in the river. A citizen, who was in the area reported seeing the body and called dispatch. Sheriff’s Deputies responded with a boat and recovered the body a short time later. The condition of the body indicates it has likely been in the river for several days. Deputies on scene were able to determine the body is an adult male, but no identification was found and the condition inhibits further identification at this time.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday and the investigation is ongoing. Information will be released as it becomes available.