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Authorities identify Swan Lake drowning victims

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 12:15:18-04

POLSON - Officials have released the names of the two people who died while kayaking on Swan Lake.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell has identified the victims as 19-year-old Mckenzye Joyce Fabeck and 18-year-old Nate Robert Spoklie, both from Flathead County.

The two were kayaking on Swan Lake on Thursday, April 14 when they went into the water.

The kayakers went missing after capsizing about 1,000 feet from shore in 38° water and 20º ambient temperatures.

Bell said he “wants to thank the Swan Mission Search and Rescue team, Sheriff Heino, Flathead County Sheriff Office search and rescue team and the Lake County Search and rescue team for servings the citizen’s with five days of long hours that went into this search.”

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