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Body of drowning victim recovered from Flathead River

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 14:31:35-04

Authorities have recovered the body of a Ronan man who drown near Polson last weekend.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says the body of Dayton Conrad, 21, has been recovered from the Flathead River near Buffalo Bridge at around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

A friend of Dayton reported to Lake County 911 dispatchers on July 18 that Conrad had jumped from the Buffalo Cliffs, was unable to swim to shore, and was last seen being pulled under the surface of the water by the current. Initial search efforts were unsuccessful.

According to a news release, the family of Dayton asked the Sheriff’s Office to pass on their gratitude to all who assisted in the locating and recovery of Dayton.