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Cause of death released for man found dead in Sluice Boxes State Park

Cause of death released for Great Falls man found dead in Sluice Boxes State Park
Posted at 3:49 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:49:31-04

GREAT FALLS — Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner Jesse Slaughter on Thursday released the results of the autopsy that was performed on Brendan Rollins.

Rollins, 20, went hiking in Sluice Boxes State Park with a friend last Friday. They were separated at nightfall when his friend, Logan Haakenson, fell into a ravine.

Haakenson was found in good condition by a hunter on Saturday morning. A nearly two-day search effort for Rollins was conducted by six law enforcement agencies; they found his body more than four miles inside the park on Sunday.

Sheriff Slaughter said that the medical examiner at the State Crime Lab in Missoula determined there were no suspicious injuries or trauma or anything apparent suggesting other than an accidental death due to hypothermia from exposure to the cold.

A Facebook page called Support for Brendan Rollin's Family has been created to share information about how people can help Brendan's loved ones; click here to visit the page.