Teenager's Body Found in River - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Teenager's Body Found in River

Posted: Updated:

The body of the missing teenager from Great Falls was found this morning in the portion of the Missouri River south of Great Falls where he was last seen.

According to Sgt. Bob Wojciechowski of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office, at around 8:30am Thursday the body of the 17 year old who went missing late Tuesday afternoon was found adjacent to the Big Bend Fishing access point south of Great Falls.

The body was identified as that of Wyatt Whitmore of Great Falls.  It was the second drowning in the Missouri River over the last four days.  Whitmore's body was found about 150ft from where he was last seen Tuesday.

In a statement, the Sheriff's Office acknowledged and thanked all groups that participated in the search but also say to residents that most drowning's are avoidable and that even the strongest of swimmers often can not over come the forces of river currents and other similar factors.  And also if you see someone having difficulty to call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

  • Maetche Enters Guilty Plea

    Maetche Enters Guilty Plea

    Kenneth Maetche Wednesday morning changed his plea to guilty on charges of felony sexual assault and assault on a minor. Maetche was charged in August after the victim's mother walked in on Maetche on
    Kenneth Maetche Wednesday morning changed his plea to guilty on charges of felony sexual assault and assault on a minor. Maetche was charged in August after the victim's mother walked in on Maetche on
  • Bishop Pleads No Contest

    Bishop Pleads No Contest

    After his reported role in a November shooting in Great Falls, the suspect who was believed to have shot a sixteen year old girl over what was initially believed to be a drug deal gone wrong has changed
    After his reported role in a November shooting in Great Falls, the suspect who was believed to have shot a sixteen year old girl over what was initially believed to be a drug deal gone wrong has changed
  • Details Emerge From Police Chase

    Details Emerge From Police Chase

    Details surfacing from a police chase that took place Saturday afternoon. Police responding Saturday afternoon to what was reported as a disturbance between a girl and her ex-boyfriend at a residence on
    Details surfacing from a police chase that took place Saturday afternoon. Police responding Saturday afternoon to what was reported as a disturbance between a girl and her ex-boyfriend at a residence on
  • Community Spotlight: The Great Falls Shrine Circus

    Community Spotlight: The Great Falls Shrine Circus

    In this Community Spotlight, Taylor Thompson is Joined by bob Kampfer to talk about the Great Falls Shrine Circus. Information: SHRINE CIRCUS APRIL 18TH, 2014 @ 4PM & 7:30 PM APRIL 19TH, 2014 @ 11AM, 3PM
    In this Community Spotlight, Taylor Thompson is Joined by Bob Kampfer to talk about the Great Falls Shrine Circus.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.