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Body of missing California camper found in Montana lake

BOZEMAN, Mont. - The body of a California man missing from a Montana campsite has been found in a lake just north of Yellowstone National Park.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin says the man's body was found Friday under water and about 300 feet from the shore of Hebgen Lake, near his campsite.

An investigation indicates the 68-year-old man from Burbank, California, may have gone into the water to retrieve a pontoon fishing boat that had blown away.

Searchers began looking for the man on Thursday afternoon after receiving a report of a vehicle parked in a day-use area. Investigators found a pontoon boat beached nearby.

Officers did not release the man's name. The cause of death is still under investigation.


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