Woman drowns at Lake Como

Posted at 6:33 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 09:18:22-04

DARBY – A Bitterroot Valley woman drowned Thursday while swimming at Lake Como.

Witnesses at the scene attempted to find The 28-year-old Florence area woman after she reportedly slipped beneath the surface of the water while swimming, according to the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office.

The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office, Marcus Daly Ambulance, Darby Marshal’s Office, and Ravalli County Search and Rescue responded to the lake where rescue attempts were made. 

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says search and rescue personnel eventually found the victim approximately 80 feet from the shore in water that was 12 to 15 feet deep. Divers recovered the victim who was declared deceased at the scene. 

Sheriff Holton said the circumstances surrounding the drowning are under investigation. The victim’s name has not yet been released.