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Child drowns in Gallatin County

The five-year-old child drowned in Hyalite Canyon Reservoir
Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 14:01:42-04

A five-year-old child drowned in Hyalite Canyon Reservoir on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office, along with the Hyalite fire department, AMR, and REACH AIR responded to Hyalite on Wednesday afternoon after a family visiting the area from out of state reported that the child had drowned.

The child had been underwater for a short period of time before being found by family members and bystanders, according to the press release.

Emergency responders began resuscitation efforts immediately and continued as the child was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Health Services.

Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the child, who was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"The Sheriff’s Office and other responders would like to express their condolences to the family," the release said.

The name of the child has not been released at this point.

We will update you if we get more information.