Missoula crews respond to river rescue near California street footbridge

Posted at 8:48 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 16:20:03-04

SECOND UPDATE 9:02 P.M. :Crews have called off the search for a second person in the Clark Fork river near the California street footbridge. One person was recovered, but Lifeflight was unable to locate a second person with an infrared flyover.


UPDATE 8:50 p.m. Life Flight is using infrared equipment to help search the river for a possible second victim. Law enforcement on the ground cannot confirm whether there was a second person. They added the possible second victim could have left the water on his own without notifying/help from law enforcement.

MISSOULA – Missoula emergency responders are currently on the scene of a river rescue near the California Street footbridge.

Missoula Fire Battalion Chief David Wolter tells us one man was pulled out of the water and transported to the hospital.

They are currently searching for a possible second victim. Crews are searching from the old footbridge to Reserve.

We have a reporter on the scene. This is a developing story.

Reporting by Mahkia Clark for MTN News

———information from Kent Luetzen included in this report