Searchers find body of drowning victim in Tongue River in Rosebud County

Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 18:37:04-04

ROSEBUD COUNTY- Searchers have found and identified the body of the man who drowned in the Tongue River this week.

The body of Jason Blankenship, 43, of Otter, Mont., was discovered at 11 a.m. Friday, Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton said in a Facebook post.

Three kayakers, three spotters and two jet boats were on the river searching Friday, he said. 

Fulton also thanked Lohof and Hayes Ranches for allowing unrestricted access to the river.