Updated 4/25/2023, 11:15 AM:
Below is a statement by Dave's Sushi posted to their Facebook page on April 25:
The Broadwater County Sheriff has shared with KBZK News that a man who had eaten at Dave’s Sushi on Monday, April 17, 2023, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
We are so sorry to learn of this man’s death, whether or not it is directly linked to the restaurant. All of our hearts go out to his family and friends.
We’ve been actively working with the Gallatin City-County Health Department and will continue to work with them as they investigate this situation.
Our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends as well as those who have been reported ill.
We continue to encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact us at email@example.com. Thank you, Dave’s Sushi.
(First report - 4/24/2023)
A man died after eating at the popular Bozeman restaurant, Dave’s Sushi, according to Broadwater County Sheriff Nick Rauser, who is also the county coroner.
Sheriff Rauser says the 74-year-old man died at his home in Broadwater County.
Sheriff Rauser says the call came in at 6:34 AM on the morning of April 18 and a relative told the responding officer that the man had eaten at Dave’s Sushi the night before, the same night the Gallatin County Health Department reported they received complaints of people becoming ill which led to the investigation and closure of the restaurant.
Sheriff Rauser says the officer who responded to the death reported that the man had been vomiting and was severely dehydrated.
According to Sheriff Rauser, his office is waiting for the results of the autopsy and is working with state and local health departments.
The Gallatin City-County Health Department has not linked the death to food at Dave's Sushi.
Dave’s Sushi remains closed.
We will provide updates if more information becomes available.