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Missoula Man Drowns on Middle Thompson Lake

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 A man drowned Saturday evening after falling off of a boat on Middle Thompson Lake.

Anothony Joseph Bachman, age 62, of Missoula, MT, fell from the bow of a moving pontoon boat at about 6:10 p.m. Saturday evening. Witnesses aboard the boat attempted to rescue Bachman but were unsuccessful. Members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Fisher River Valley Fire and Rescue, David Thompson Search and Rescue, FWP, and Flathead County Sheriff's responded along with the Flathead County "Air-1" helicopter.

The search continued until dark Saturday night, all day Sunday and Monday. The body of the victim has not been recovered and is in about 160 feet of water. Divers, dog teams, and sonar equipment are on the scene aiding in the search and recovery.

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