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Body recovered from Salmon Lake identified

Body recovered from submerged car in Salmon Lake
Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 13:40:16-05

MISSOULA — Authorities have released the name of the person whose body was recovered from Salmon Lake on Monday evening.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott has identified the victim as Douglas K. Pewitt, 80, of Seeley Lake.

The coroner has ruled this as an accidental drowning.

Pewitt's body was recovered from the lake by a diver at approximately 8 p.m.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office received reports of a vehicle seen sinking into the northern portion of the Salmon Lake around 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

A certified diver with the Sheriff's Office responded to the scene along with Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue.