Search resumes for missing Clark Fork boater

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 17:43:23-04

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office says the search has resumed for the boater who went missing last weekend while recreating along the Clark Fork River.

Members of the MCSO dive team and Missoula County Search and Rescue were out Thursday to do preliminary water assessments between Turah and Clinton.

While water levels have receded about a foot since Sunday, many hazards still exist including swift undercurrents, fast moving water, deep channels, limited water visibility and hazardous materials, both exposed and below the surface.

On Friday, SAR crews were searching surface areas by boat and inspecting additional points of interest in the water. The MCSO says they will continue to monitor water levels and rescuer safety throughout the weekend.