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Tacoma woman dies rafting in Montana

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on May 27, 2008 at 11:01 am |
May 27, 2008 11:01 am

From the Associated Press:


CRAIG, Mont. — Search and rescue personnel in western Montana have recovered the body of a woman from Tacoma.

They’re still looking for a Helena, Mont., man who was with her on a raft that capsized in the swollen and fast-moving Dearborn River.

Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson identified the dead woman as 48-year-old Melody Alvestad of Tacoma.

Sheriff Cheryl Liedle says she was found dead about noon Monday, not far from where another member of the rafting party was rescued Sunday night.

She and the Helena man were thrown into the water when their raft capsized Sunday on the Dearborn. The search for him is continuing along on the river in the Craig area between Helena and Great Falls.

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