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Searchers recover body from Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Helena

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 19:44:30-04

HELENA- Search and Rescue crews recovered the body of a missing diver from Canyon Ferry Reservoir Tuesday afternoon.

A coroner arrived at Yacht Basin Marine just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Search teams began coming off the water just after 3 p.m.

The identity of the diver has not been released.

Search teams returned to the Yacht Basin Marina on Tuesday morning to resume the search for an out-of-state diver who went missing after having equipment trouble Monday afternoon.

Crews searched the area the diver was last seen, around Cemetery Island, in the northwest section of the lake.

The water in the area is between 30 and 50 feet deep.

Search and Rescue crews had to temporarily suspend search efforts Monday evening because of weather but were able to return and search until the light began to fade.

Related: Update: One diver missing in Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Helena, one taken to hospital