- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials in south-central Montana have released the name the victim of a kayaking accident in Rock Creek, southwest of Red Lodge.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan tells KULR-TV (bit.ly/2tb817P) that 68-year-old Thomas Bajo of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Monday afternoon. His body was recovered Tuesday morning.

McQuillan says a friend who was with Bajo said he capsized and hit his head on a rock, causing him to lose consciousness. A second kayaker was able to reach him, but could not pull him to shore.

Volunteer searchers spotted Bajo’s body at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

McQuillan says Bajo and his friend had kayaked that section of the river on Saturday and that Bajo had more than 20 years of experience as a kayaker.

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Information from: KULR-TV, https://www.kulr8.com

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