- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) - Search crews are looking for a man believed to have fallen into the Yellowstone River in Columbus earlier this week.

Stillwater County Undersheriff Chip Kem tells the Stillwater County News (bit.ly/2hmu49z) that a park caretaker found a bicycle near the river on Tuesday and reported it to Columbus police. An officer investigated and found tracks going down to the water, but not leading back up.

Police questioned people in the area and they reported hearing a yell or a scream at about 6 p.m. Monday.

Stillwater County Search and Rescue was called out shortly after noon on Tuesday. Teams also searched boat ramps at the park. The search was suspended due to darkness Tuesday night and resumed Wednesday. Temperatures have remained below freezing.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the missing man.


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