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Man rescued after falling through ice trying to save calf at Bitterroot Lake in Flathead County

Bitterroot Lake Marion
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Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 25, 2024

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. - March 25, 2024

Multiple agencies responded to a person falling through the ice on Bitterroot Lake in Marion on Monday.

The Marion Fire District told MTN that the man who fell through the ice went out to rescue one of his calves that had escaped and fallen into the lake.

After being rescued, the man declined transport and is in very stable condition.

The calf did not survive.

The Marion Fire District, A.L.E.R.T., Two Bear Air Rescue and Flathead County Search and Rescue responded to the call.

The Marion Fire District is reminding people that the ice is not safe to be on at this time.


(first report: 1:41 p.m. - March 25, 2024)

A person fell through the ice on Monday, March 25, 2024, at Bitterroot Lake in Marion.

Flathead County Sherriff Brian Heino tells MTN the person has been recovered from the water.

The person's condition is not known at this time.

The Marion Fire District, A.L.E.R.T., Two Bear Air Rescue and Flathead County Search and Rescue responded to the scene.

We will have additional information as it becomes available.

- information from Kiana Wilson included in this report.

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