The Fergus County Sheriff's Office in Lewistown said on Monday that the body of a man was found in the Missouri River on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
Sheriff Ryan Peterson said in a news release that man's body was found several miles downstream from the James Kipp Campground.
The man has not yet been identified. He was in his late 50s or early 60s, he had a short gray stubble beard, and was wearing cut-off shorts and a red and black belt.
The Sheriff's Office, with assistance from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and officials from neighboring counties, is investigating to determine the man's identity and cause of death.
Anyone with information about the man - or anyone in the vicinity with concerns about overdue campers or fishermen - is asked to call Central Montana Dispatch at 406-535-1800.
We will update you if we get more information.
(UPDATE, JUNE 15) The man whose body was found in the Missouri River on Sunday, June 11, 2023, has been identified as James Kurz of Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
Fergus County Sheriff Ryan Peterson said in a news release that an autopsy was conducted and there was no foul play or criminal activity associated with Kurz's death.
Sheriff Peterson said that Kurz family members have been notified.
No other details have been released. We will update you if we get more information.
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