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Man Dies After Falling Into Clark Fork River

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A 64-year-old man died after falling into the Clark Fork River while fishing. It happened just before 5 p.m. on Friday, near the old Milltown Dam east of the train trestle.

Missoula Rural Fire officials said George Lee Meltzer and his son were out fishing when the man fell from his pontoon boat. Fire officials said by the time help arrived, the other man had pulled the victim to an island in the middle of the river.

Life flight was called in and took the man to St. Patrick Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Sheriff's say they have not yet confirmed the man drowned, they say it's likely he died of natural causes.

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