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Searchers Locate Body In River

At about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, searchers from the Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team located the remains of Wolf Point native Stonehail Moccasin, 18. He was found at approximately 16 river miles east of where he was last seen.

The cause of death will be released once autopsy results are available.

Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick, “All of us at the RCSO extend our heartfelt condolences to the Moccasin family during this extraordinarily difficult time.”

The office appreciates the support of several agencies during the search included: Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Park County Sheriff’s Office, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Glasgow Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Badlands Search and Rescue of Williston, N.D.; and Fort Peck Tribes.

At approximately 12:46 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies and Fort Peck Tribal officers were dispatched to the Missouri River just south of the town of Wolf Point for a missing person.

Several people were at the river when witnesses reported others went in the water and were caught by the current and in distress. Moccasin and another man assisted those people out of the water. Unfortunately, Moccasin was unable to get back to shore.

Frederick stresses everyone should use caution at the river.

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