- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Officials in northwestern Montana have released the name of a 23-year-old Nebraska man who is missing after falling into the Flathead River near a hydroelectric dam.

Lake County Sheriff Donald Bell said that Richard Mitchell of Minatare, Nebraska is the man who has been missing since mid-day Wednesday.

Bell says Mitchell was with Marissa Scott and Nathaniel Garcia, both of Gering, Nebraska, when they crossed guard rails and passed warning signs at an overlook at SKQ Dam near Polson. He said they were climbing down a cliff when Mitchell fell about 12 feet into the water.

The search for Mitchell continued Friday.


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