Posted: Jul 5, 2012 8:34 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News
Updated: Jul 5, 2012 9:49 AM
MISSOULA- The Anaconda woman who was pulled from the river near Bonner on Wednesday has passed away.
Missoula County Sheriff's Department Sargent Bill Burt confirmed with Montana's News Station that the victim, whose name has not been released, has died.
No other information has been released at this time.
Authorities were called to the Blackfoot River just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after an apparent tubing accident that happened off of Highway 200 about one mile east of Bonner.
Missoula County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Jason Johnson told us Wednesday that a 44-year-old Anaconda woman, her husband, three kids and two nephews were tubing past the weigh station boat ramp off when the incident happened.
Officials say something caused the woman to get caught in a log jam. Her 15-year-old nephew managed to free her, but she slipped underwater and her family lost sight of her.
Three fishermen downstream caught sight of her floating face-down and were able to pull her from the river and performed CPR on the shore across from the old Stimson Mill site until emergency crews arrived on the scene.
We'll have more information as it becomes available
- information from Breanna Roy included in this report.