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Minneapolis Man Drowns in Montana Rafting Accident

July 17, 2017 11:23 AM

A 44-year-old Minneapolis man drowned in a weekend rafting accident in northwestern Montana.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Monday that Lee Alan Gebro died Friday evening after the raft he was in flipped in a hazardous section of the North Fork of the Flathead River, north of Columbia Falls.

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Curry says Gebro helped his two friends, who had also been thrown from the raft, get to shore. He drowned when he went back to try and retrieve the raft.

A dive team recovered Gebro's body on Saturday in about 15 feet of water.

Curry says none of the three were wearing life jackets.


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