MISSOULA — Authorities have released the name of the person whose body was recovered from Salmon Lake on Monday evening.
Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott identified the victim as Douglas K. Pewitt, 80 of Seeley Lake.
The coroner has ruled it an accidental drowning.
Pewitt's body was recovered from the lake by a diver at approximately 8 p.m.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Office received reports of a vehicle seen sinking into the northern portion of the Salmon Lake around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
A certified diver with the sheriff's office responded to the scene along with Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue.
MISSOULA — A body was recovered from Salmon Lake tonight after authorities received a report of a submerged vehicle.
According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was seen sinking into the northern portion of the lake around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
A certified diver with the Sheriff's Office responded along with Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue.
The MCSO says the body was recovered around 8 p.m.
According to their recent update, "The recovery took several hours with very cold temperatures. A big thank you to assisting agencies and the diver who helped in this very sad incident."
No other details, including the identity of the person, have been released.