Flathead County Coverage

Jan 26, 2013 10:58 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

Crews search for missing man in Hungry Horse

HUNGRY HORSE - A 23-year-old man is missing after leaving a house and apparently walking down to the river.

Officials say the man was visiting some relatives when they realized he wasn't in the house, and a family member called 911 around 4 p.m. Friday saying the man was gone.

Officials say a set of tracks lead down to the Flathead River, onto the ice and then disappear.

Search and rescue workers combed the area by ground and helicopter while divers searched the water, but left around 6 p.m. as conditions became too dangerous. A boat also went up the river from Columbia Falls, but found no sign of the man.

Most of the search has been called off for the evening and will resume again Saturday morning. The only description of the man at this time is that he was wearing a black jacket.

The weather on Friday evening has been in the mid-30s and rainy.

A reporter is on scene. We'll bring you more on this story as it develops.

- information from Laura Wilson

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