Man pulled from river in Great Falls has died

Posted at 9:00 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:50:18-04

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says that the man who was pulled from the Missouri River has died.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.

Edwards said that advanced life-saving techniques were performed at the scene and at the hospital.

Edwards says that more information will be released on Saturday.

(UPDATE, 5:27 p.m.) Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards told KRTV that crews have recovered a body.

The person was recovered on the east side of the river near the dog park.

Emergency personnel performed CPR, and Edwards said that the person will be taken to Benefis Health System.

He said that at this point, it does not appear that the person was in the river for a very long time.

It appears the person was on a thin plastic type of raft that appeared to be designed for a pool.

There is no word on the identity of the person, nor the current medical condition of the person.

We will update you as we get more information.

Southbound River Drive is currently blocked by emergency personnel at the 9th Street Bridge.

GREAT FALLS – Emergency crews have been dispatched after receiving several reports that a body is in the Missouri River.

Emergency crews were called out at about 4:55 p.m. on Friday.

The area is between 1st Avenue North (Central Avenue) bridge and the 9th Street bridge.