Man dies in Montana kayaking accident

Posted at 10:17 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 12:17:38-04

RED LODGE – A man is dead after kayaking on Rock Creek in Carbon County.

Red Lodge Fire Chief Tom Koontz says the victim was an experienced kayaker around the age of 65. He was kayaking around 10 miles south of Red Lodge when he hit some trouble and his kayak overturned.

The man was stuck under the kayak for more than 10 minutes and that is where he is believed to have drowned. He then traveled down the river until getting caught on a tree submerged in the river.

About 25 rescuers responded from Red Lodge Fire Rescue to recover the man’s body, along with assistance from the sheriff’s department and veteran kayakers

The man has not been identified.

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