Drowning death near Deer Lodge investigated

Posted at 9:27 AM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 11:27:57-04

DEER LODGE – Law enforcement in Deer Lodge is investigating a possible drowning death that occurred Tuesday evening.

Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said a 49-year-old Deer Lodge man died while swimming at Rock Creek Lake just west of town about 5:30 p.m.

Investigators are waiting for the coroner’s report and haven’t released the identity of the victim as of Wednesday, pending notification of family.