Body recovered from river in Great Falls; investigation continues

Posted at 5:06 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 20:58:48-04

GREAT FALLS – The body of a man was recovered from the Missouri River in Great Falls on Saturday.

The Great Falls Police Department was notified at about 10:15 a.m. that a body had been seen in the river.

Officers recovered the body along River Drive just south of Central Avenue, across from the Electric City Water Park.

The GFPD utilized its drone to conduct aerial surveillance during the recovery effort.

The body was recovered just after noon, according to the GFPD.

Authorities have not yet said whether they have been able to identify the body, nor indicated the cause or manner of death.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Monday (October 15).

Responding agencies included the GFPD, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, and Great Falls Fire Rescue.

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you as we get more information.