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Rafter who died near West Glacier identified

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 16:37:42-04

The rafter who died in a rafting accident last week near West Glacier has been identified.

Flathead County sheriff Brian Heino identified the man as 43-year-old John Fitch of Kalispell.

On June 21st, Fitch was rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River when his boat was overturned by rapids.

Fitch was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.