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Nine people rescued from Yellowstone River Saturday

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 20:51:39-04

LAUREL – Several people were rescued Saturday from the Yellowstone River between Park City and Laurel.

Six men and three women were pulled from the river a little before 6 p.m.

Laurel Fire and Rescue Chief J.W. Hopper said that a woman had contacted her father from the river, who then called Laurel Fire.

Laurel Fire, Yellowstone County Sheriffs and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation responded.

A sheriff’s boat was launched as well as citizen’s boat with a firefighter onboard.

It appeared the young adults were floating the river in play-sized rafts and possibly innertubes. Life jackets were seen on the people while heading into shore in the rescue boats; however, at this time it is still unclear if they were being worn in the rafts.

Story by Niki Porter, MTN News