Missing Butte man found dead in Missouri River at Toston Dam

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 18:32:39-04
Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

BUTTE – According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 73-year-old Ronald Joseph Lowney of Butte was recovered Sunday.

Lowney was reported missing on April 10. In a media release, the Sheriff’s Office said Search and Rescue had been searching the area of Drouillard Fishing Access near Three Forks in Gallatin County after Lowney’s vehicle was found there on April 14.

On Sunday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, Broadwater Search and Rescue along with Gallatin County Sheriff’s Investigators and Coroner responded to a body in the Missouri River at Toston Dam.

The Gallatin County coroner confirmed in the release that the cause of Lowney’s death was drowning.

We will update this story with any further information we receive.

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